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2019 Elections: INEC to hire donkeys, bicycles in Gombe State

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Workers collect electoral materials at the headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano, Nigeria, on February 14, 2019. – Electoral materials have began to arrive in Kano, the commercial capital of northern Nigerian ahead of the February 16 presidential elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to hire donkeys and bicycles to distribute election materials in hard-to-reach areas of Gombe State.

Alhaji Umar Ibrahim, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Gombe on Friday.

Ibrahim said the difficult terrains were villages located in Yamaltu-Deba and Shingom Local Government Areas of the state.

“We will hire donkeys, bicycles and motorcycles to distribute election materials.

“This is because some of the areas lack access routes and INEC has made adequate arrangements in the area of logistics as well as other areas,’’ he said.

Ibrahim said the commission had made adequate arrangements in terms of security and conducted massive voter education.

He noted that there was provision for brail ballot papers for the blind and the lepers could use their legs to vote.

Ibrahim said INEC also made provision for a magnifier for those that have a problem with their sight.

He also said the commission mounted tracking system and monitors for the election process.


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