Ahead of Saturday’s rerun and by-elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday solicited the support of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) for the delivery of election materials.
The deliveries would be made to the North-East, South-East, and South-West geopolitical zones of the country for the 3rd of February rerun and by-elections.
The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, stated this when he visited the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar, in Abuja over the re-run and by-elections set to be held in 26 states.
According to him, the evacuation of the materials from the focal airports to the states where elections will be held will be handled by the commission and the CBN, as has been the standard practice.
“Thereafter, the inspection and movement of all materials to the various local government areas and beyond will be done with the full participation of all stakeholders, particularly agents of political parties and candidates, observers, and the media, transparently,” he said.
Yakubu, however, commended NAF for its cooperation in security and logistic support and for the timely delivery of materials during the general elections, off-cycle elections, by-elections, supplementary elections, and rerun elections.