We’re Ready For Senatorial Bye-Election In Borno – INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Wednesday declared that it is ready for the conduct of Borno Central Senatorial bye-election  scheduled for Saturday, October 31.

The State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Samuel Madaki Usman, who disclosed this to journalists in Maiduguri, said electoral body had received the sensitive and non-sensitive materials and slated Thursday for the distribution of the materials.

Usman said the election will hold in eight local government areas of the state but that displaced persons camps would be mostly used as many of the affected councils still have security challenges.



    According to the REC, polling booths would be set up in Jere and Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, MMC, while designated IDP camps would be used in places like Konduga, Bama, Mafa, Dikwa, Ngala, and Kala Balge.

    Madaki further disclosed that 96 voting areas have been registered for the election with 152 polling units listed, while 285 voting centres have been designated.

    He said further that 8,509 ad hoc workers were recruited for the exercise aside the INEC monitoring and supervisory officials and other NGOs who would serve as observers.

    He said 913,212 eligible voters are expected to cast their votes during the election and appealed to politicians and their supporters to be of good conduct during the exercise and shun violence.

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