The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says all is now set for the smooth conduct of this Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections in Imo State.
Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Professor Francis Ezeonu, stated this in Owerri during the distribution of sensitive materials from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) premises to the 27 local government areas of Imo state.
He said a total of 4,758 (four thousand seven hundred and fifty eight) smart card readers have been deployed to the areas for accreditation noting that vehicles used in conveying materials had been tracked to monitor movements.
Professor Ezeonu assured the people that the commission would maintain neutrality to ensure that the outcome of the process reflect the will of the electorate.
Professor Ezeonu described the minor mix up witnessed in the distribution of materials in some states as a mere human error which had been rectified.
He urged residents of the state to have faith in the process, noting that the commission had introduced measures that would check electoral fraud.
Some party agents, who spoke with Correspondent Chinazo Ilechukwu, expressed satisfaction with the process and called on INEC to sustain the level of transparency exhibited so far.