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Published On: Fri, Mar 13th, 2020

INEC ready for Saturday’s Babura/Garki bye-election

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From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it achieved 85 percent level of preparation for the conduct of Saturday’s Babura/Garki federal constituency bye-election in Jigawa state.
This was disclosed by the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state Dr Mahmud Isah while briefing news men yesterday shortly after the collecting and distribution of both sensitive and non-sensitive materials in the present of three political parties representatives that contested for the seat.
He explained that, the commission also trained 1,680 adhoc staffs that include both NYSC, University staffs and the commission’s staffs for the successful conduct of the election.
“As I am speaking to you, we have achieved 85 percent level of our preparation for the conduct of Garki/Babura federal constituency bye-election schedule to take place on Saturday 14th March, 2020.
“We have trained and retrained both ad-hoc and our staffs, while we collected both the sensitive and non-sensitive material from Central Bank of Nigeria Dutse branch and distributed it down to the constituency,” he said.
Dr Mahmud maintained that, three political parties including All Progressive Congress (APC), People Democratic Party (PDP) and Action Democratic Party (ADP) have contested for the election.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner added that, the security personnel’s both police and NSCDC were sent to across 302 poling units in the constituency.
He then called on the general public to cooperate with INEC and securities for a peaceful conduct of the Saturday’s bye-election in the state.
While speaking to our reporter, both the three representatives of the contested political parties assured their involvement on the processes of materials distribution from CBN to INEC headquarter Dutse.
It could be recalled that, the member representing Garki/Babura at federal constituency Alhaji Mohammed Adamu Fagen Gawo died at the end of December 2019 as result of brief illness in Dubai.

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