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Sensitive materials arrive Oyo


[FILES] Ibadan, Oyo state

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Oyo State yesterday received sensitive materials for the presidential and senatorial elections.

While that of the president arrived early, that of Oyo Central senatorial district were received late.
The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Mutiu Agboke who confirmed the arrival of the materials, while speaking with newsmen at the CBN premises, Dudge in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital said the materials include the ballot papers, card reads, result sheets and ink among others.


He said he was still awaiting others materials.

Agboke said: “The situation on ground now is that some sensitive materials have arrived in Ibadan, but there are some shortfall in the materials received so far.

“The presidential ballot paper and the EC8OY which is meant for Oyo Central Senatorial District is yet to arrive, but all the materials are already in Lagos. The remaining one will soon be here because they come in batches.

“We use our initiative to start distributing the one that is on ground so that it won’t delay tomorrow’s exercise. We shall distribute other materials that are yet to come immediately they arrive.”

He however, said that all the representatives of the political parties are on ground to witness the distribution, adding that they confirmed that the materials are intact.

Speaking, Oyo State Director of Research and Publicity, Dr. Abdulazeez Olatunde, who represented All Progressives Congress (APC) said: “For now, we are satisfied with the process.  INEC briefed us. The whole process is fair. We have been sorting it out together. Everything is fair.”

Also, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representative, Dr. Nureni Adeniran, said the process was peaceful and fair.

His words: “We pray the whole exercise continue to go like this.”

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