INEC distributes election materials to LGAs in Osun
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun on Thursday distributed election materials to all the 30 local government areas in the state, ahead the State House of Assembly election on Saturday.
Mr Olusegun Agbaje, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), distributed the electoral materials in the presence of political party agents at the Central Bank of Nigeria premises in Osogbo.
“What we have left here this year in Osun is the House of Assembly or what we call state constituency election.
“The state has 26 House of Assembly seats and we have 22 local government areas in the state that will produce one representative each.
“Eight local government areas will produce four representatives that is one representative for two local government areas.
“What we are doing today is distributing the election materials to these local government areas, starting with the eight local government areas that are sharing one constituency/producing one representative.
“The other 22 local government areas/constituencies that are standing alone will follow; this means that they will get their materials distributed after.
“The materials – ballot papers and result sheets are here,’’ Agbaje said.
He said all the items needed for the election were ready and that the officials had gone to the INEC headquarters to get smartcard readers which were considered as sensitive materials.
“Our officials will bring the smartcard readers, load them and go to the local government areas with these materials in company of security personnel.
“If political party representatives of the designated local government areas are around, they will also go with them,’’ he said
The Osun REC said that by Friday, the materials would be dispatched to the INEC Registration Area Centres (RACs) and to the polling units on Saturday.
“I urge all political party agents to mobilise the electorate to come out and vote on Saturday as the House of Assembly election is crucial.
“Those elected as lawmakers will be the mouth-piece and voice of the people in governance in the state,’’ Agbaje stressed.