Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Anambra has said that it has taken delivery of all the sensitive materials needed for the smooth conduct of the February 16 general elections.
Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, the Resident Electoral Commissioner said this in a press briefing with some journalists at the Central Bank of Nigeria Anambra office in Awka on Thursday.
He said that the material has been sorted out ranging from the materials for National Assemblies: House of Representatives and Senate and the presidential elections .
Orji said that all the material batches for the 21 Local Government Areas of the state had been sorted out and would be escorted to the council areas by the security operatives deployed for INEC elections.
He said that all the 21 Divisional Police Officers in the state were on ground to collect the batch allocated to their various council areas and assured that before 6pm all materials must be deposited in their council areas.
Orji said that the state commission has received a full replacement of all election materials that were gutted by fire in their storage which occurred on February 12 and were ready to conduct a smooth elections come February 16.
Mr Williams Odumu, Chief Superintendent of police and operations officer in Anambra police command said that the command witnessed the delivery of the sensitive materials to the INEC personnels.
Odumu said that the police command was ready to discharge its security duties to ensure that all the electoral sensitive materials get to the base without challenges.
Chief Norbert Obi, State Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) said that he was happy at the process being applied by the INEC in the collection and sorting of the sensitive materials.
Obi who was represented by Mr Ogonna Obi a member of the party said that the process was very transparent and was commendable.
Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party said that he was satisfied so far at the process of the delivery used by the commission and hope it would be continued throughout the election period.
Nwuobu who was represented by Mr Obi Nwokwu said that he witnessed the delivery of the materials to the INEC office and urged the commission to maintain the tempo of its transparency.
Mr Kingsley Ezekwum a party agent for the All Progressives Congress (APC) said that he was in to witnesse the electoral process of delivery of sensitive materials to the electoral umpire and prayed that it would remain open in its operations all through the exercise.