Alhaji Ahmad Bello-Mahmud, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kebbi State, on Wednesday urged the electorate to defy all modes of inducements and exercise their civic responsibility according to their conscience.
Addressing a press conference at the INEC state headquarters in Birnin Kebbi, the REC said that the call became imperative in view of the determination of the commission to ensure credible elections.
He explained that the commission is fully ready to conduct the 2023 general election credibly and transparently without any fear or favour.
The Commissioner, who assured that Kebbi had 2,032,041 registered voters with 3,743 polling units and 225 registration areas, also listed five polling units as zero units where election will not hold.
Bello-Mahmud noted with satisfaction that the commission had a good collaboration with security agencies, political parties and all other stakeholders towards a smooth conduct of the elections.
According to him, delivery of non sensitive materials to all the 21 Local Government Areas had been completed, while sensitive materials had already arrived the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for onward distribution on the eve of election.
He said the commission had already signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), adding that screening, recruitment and training of ad-hoc staff had already completed. (NAN)