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Kogi Poll: 1,833,160 Nigerians expected to vote



From AMEDU JOSEPH,  Lokoja

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said that arrangements for the governorship election in Kogi State have been concluded with a total of 1.833.160 Nigerians who collected their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) expected to vote.

In INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu’s message on The Off-Cycle Governorship Elections, read by the Kogi Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Hale Longpet, it indicates that all sensitive and non-sensitive materials for the election have been delivered.

“The Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), have been configured for deployment to Polling Units as the only means of voter verification and finger/facial biometric authentication of voters. Polling Unit results will be uploaded to INEC Result Viewing Portal.

“All election duty officials have been trained. Arrangements have been made for land and maritime transportation to enable us commence voting as scheduled.

“For the Off-Cycle elections, the commission is deploying two National Commissioners, nine Resident Electoral Commissioners and Administrative Secretaries as well as additional staff from different states to each of the three states to support the process. They will be deployed across the senatorial zones in the states

“We will continue to ensure free, fair and credible and conclusive elections. We have received assurances from security agencies that the environment will be secured for electoral activities and all participants: voters, electoral officials, accredited observers, the media and polling/collation agents.

“Political parties and candidates have signed peace accord under the auspices of the National Peace Committee. Let us maintain the peace and play our roles conscientiously,” he said.

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