Sensitive materials for the conduct of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State arrived at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) office in Benin on Wednesday.
The INEC Head of Voter Education and Publicity in Edo, Mr Timidi Wariowei, confirmed the arrival of the materials to newsmen.
“The materials for the conduct of Saturday’s governorship election have arrived the CBN.
“We just went and inspected the sensitive materials in cartons, the ballot papers, and the results sheets.
“And just now, the Braille ballot guide for persons with disabilities especially the visually-impaired just arrived.
“We are set for the election. From tomorrow morning (September 17), as early as 7.30 a.m., we will start the distribution to various Local Government Areas,” he added.
Also, Mr Kelly Ogbaloi, the state chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council, said party agents were invited by INEC to inspect the materials at the CBN.
“Everything is intact, we just inspected the materials and we are satisfied,” he said.
Mr Paul James, the Programme Manager, Yiaga Africa, an election monitoring group, said the group was invited by INEC to inspect the sensitive materials at the CBN office.
“We came here on invitation by INEC to inspect the materials that just arrived.
“Tomorrow, we will have a more detailed observation of the movement of the materials to local government areas.
“Today, we are here to confirm if the materials have arrived and yes we have seen that the materials have actually arrived,” he said.