The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says due to the destruction of its property in Anambra State, it will use its zonal stores in Owerri, Imo state to organize movement of non – sensitive materials for Anambra gubernatorial election.
The National Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood, who stated this at the third quarterly consultative meeting with the media also disclosed that the commission will employ twenty-five thousand ad- hoc staff to conduct the election.
He however stressed that the only foreseeable problem for the Anambra election is transportation as transporters are skeptical about releasing their vehicles for fear of attacks.
Professor Mahmood promised that the commission will continue to partner the media in the best interest of the electoral process.
The National President of Nigeria Union of journalists, comrade Chris Isiguzo, appealed to the National Assembly to revisit their decision on the electronic transmission of election results as the public outcry against the decision shows they acted out of variance to the desires of the electorates.
According to the National Commissioner in charge of electoral operations, Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu, the commission is consulting with security agencies at the local government levels to ensure that both voters and workers are secured during the election, adding that the Commission is deploying a new logistics management app that will track in real time where electoral materials are at any given time.