Ahead of the November 11 election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Kogites that it is ninety percent ready for the governorship election.
Dr Gabriel Longpet, the Kogi INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), made this known in an interview with journalists in Lokoja on Monday.
Longpet also disclosed that the commission has recruited over fifteen thousand ad hoc staff to help ensure the smooth conduct of the polls.
“We have 3,508 polling units, and each of these units will be manned by four ad-hoc staff aside the security personnel that will be around to ensure peaceful conduct of the election.
“We shall deploy more staff and BVAS in densely populated polling units to complement those we are going to use.
“To be precise, we are going to use more than 900 backup BVAS.
“This is because some polling units have more than 1,000 to 2,000 registered voters, and we have to split the number by creating more voting points for easy voting.
“This becomes imperative as we don’t want to give room for anything that will delay the process.
“As soon as there is a report of any BVAS failure or challenge, we shall provide another one and configure it to that polling unit for smooth continuation of voting,” he said.