The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday, 18th of March, 2023, improved on dispatching election materials compared to presidential election in Warri.
The activities at the INEC office at Esisi road, Warri South Local Government Area of the state, on Saturday at about 8:15a.m, showed that the electoral body has improved.
Mrs Mercy Esateh, the Deputy Director of INEC, who spoke on behalf of the Electoral Officer, Mr Kingsley Ogboe, said election items had been distributed since Friday night.
She, however, added that the most sensitive materials were distributed Saturday morning as early as 5:00 a.m.
She said she was drafted to the INEC Warri office to assist the EO in the exercise and to change the narrative.
Recall that in the last presidential election, INEC in Warri South began distributing materials as late as 4:30 p.m.
The issue during the presidential election stirred reaction as some stakeholders called on the transfer of Mr Kingsley Ogboe.
Meanwhile, operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF) have flooded streets and major roads in Warri, Uvwie and Okpe local government areas with armour tanks, patrol vans and other military paraphernalia to checkmate the activities of hoodlums.
Soldiers and policemen armed to the teeth are seen taking strategic positions halting and searching vehicles violating movement restrictions.
This article was originally published on Naija News
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Author: Enioluwa Adeniyi