The Edo State workplace of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it has taken supply of 4, 637 poll containers forward of the forthcoming common election.
Richard Ntui, the state INEC Administrative Secretary, stated this at an interactive discussion board with non secular leaders in Benin on Tuesday.
Mr Ntui who briefed the non secular leaders on the preparations for the common election, stated extra poll containers have been being expected within the state.
He stated INEC had constituted a committee to recruit advert hoc employees for the election, including that the action was to make sure transparency within the recruitment course of.
“INEC has no sufficient employees to conduct the election, therefore the necessity for advert hoc employees.
“We are going to recruit them from federal institutions and tertiary establishments within the state.
“There are 91 registered political events within the nation.
“Twenty six of them performed primaries and are fielding candidates for numerous positions within the state,” he stated.
May Agbamuche-Mbu, INEC National Commissioner accountable for Edo, Bayelsa and Rivers stated the discussion board was to formally acquaint non secular leaders on the extent of preparation for the common election.
“The fee is conscious of your assist by way of voters’ schooling which you probably did by way of messages throughout worship session.
“This has nice affect in your followers.
“For this we are saying thanks for making our work lighter,” she stated.
Yusuf Bako, the state chairman, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, nevertheless, expressed concern over abuse of social media by some Nigerians.
“The social media is a serious problem we face now as a nation.
“We are utilizing it to destroy ourselves, so we would like you to search out methods to check the problem,” Bako stated.
He urged the general public to confirm info from the social media to prevent the unfold of faux information before, throughout and after the election.
“We guarantee you that we’re going to convey our discussions right here to the Muslim group to make sure profitable election,” he stated.
Humphrey Iriabe, the state secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) stated the affiliation would mobilise its members to take part actively within the election.
“We have concluded plans to satisfy with all our youths to inform them how essential they’re to the expansion of the nation and likewise to inform them to arrange themselves for management positions in future.
“We will proceed to evangelise against electoral violence,” Mr Iriabe stated.