Thursday, April 7, 2011

INEC to Distribute Election Materials With Airforce Helicopters

INEC Latest News - Professor Tukur Sa’ad, the Borno Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), said yesterday that the Independent National Electoral Commission would use Air Force helicopters to distribute election materials to difficult terrains in the state.

The commission had on Saturday shifted the National Assembly election to Monday due to the late arrival of some essential materials, for elections that will now hold next Saturday.

But Sa’ad told newsmen in Maiduguri that the commission had taken all the necessary measures to correct the lapses.

“I am happy to hear that the Nigeria Air Force has made available some of its helicopters to carry sensitive voting materials for the elections.

“I believe that the gesture has made our job simpler by making sure that the needed materials got to their destination in time,” he said.

Sa’ad said the postponement was in good faith, adding that the outcome would have been disastrous if the election had been held.

“The postponement was necessary because it would have been disastrous if we have gone ahead to conduct it on Saturday, April 2, 2011 against our ability to conduct credible polls"

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