The Independent National Electoral Commission in Edo State has said it will take delivery of sensitive voting materials from the Central Bank of Nigeria in Benin on Monday ahead of Wednesday governorship election in the state.
The INEC Assistant Director on Voter Education and Publicity, Prisillia Sule, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Benin on Monday.
Sule said party agents of the 19 political parties participating in the September 28 governorship election had been invited to witness the retrieval of the sensitive materials at the CBN.
She also said INEC headquarters had deployed National and Resident Electoral Commissioners to assist the Edo State REC, Sam Olumekun, to conduct the election.
Fierce-looking armed security operatives were seen in and around the Ikpoba-Hill office of the commission.