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Edo Receives 4,637 Ballot Boxes

Independent National Electoral commission(INEC), in Edo State  has   taken delivery 4, 637 ballot boxes ahead of the forthcoming general elections.

INEC Administrative Secretary of the Commission in Edo State, Mr Ntuir Richard announced this in Benin during an interactive session with religious leaders in Benin.

Ntui who briefed the religious leaders on the preparedness of INEC ahead of the general elections, said more ballot boxes and other non sensitive materials were also being expected by the Commission.

 He said a committee have been constituted to recruit ad-hoc staff for the elections, adding that the constitution of the committee was to ensure transparency in the recruitment process.

He said, “ INEC has no enough staff to conduct the elections hence the need for ad-hoc staff. We are going to recruit ad-hoc staff from Federal establishments and Federal tertiary institutions.,” he said. 

 Also speaking, Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu, the INEC National Commissioner Supervising Edo, Bayelsa and Rivers, said the interactive session was to formerly acquaint the religious leaders on the level of preparedness towards the general elections and to seek for special prayers.

Agbamuche-Mbu said “ the commission is aware of the voters education support you give through messages during your worship which has great influence on your followers. “ For this we say thank you for making our work light as we discharge our constitutional mandate,” she said.

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