BREAKING: INEC yet to commence distribution of election materials in Taraba
The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC is yet to commence distribution of election materials to electoral officers to conduct the presidential and national assembly election across the sixteen local government areas of Taraba state.
A visit by Tribune Online at INEC office located opposite ministry of agriculture in Jalingo at about 7:30 pm revealed that the election materials for the election were still been offloaded for distribution.
The INEC officials and ad-hoc staff for the election were still waiting outside the gate of the INEC office to get the materials to travel to their areas of coverages.
Taraba state governor Darius Ishaku through his media aid Bala Danhabu earlier today raised alarm on the late arrival of the election materials, stating that it is capable of disenfranchising the people of the state who are far from the state capital.
The delay in the distribution of the election materials by INEC Nigerian Tribune gathered that may hamper the election time table by the electoral body which stipulates that accreditation of voters in the election will commence 8: am on Saturday 16th of February. (Tomorrow)
Also at the INEC office in Jalingo, Nigerian Tribune while speaking to some of the ad-hoc staff of the INEC also discovered that some of the lecturers who are recruited as collation officers were protesting for the lack of mobilization by INEC for them to convey the election materials to their local government areas of coverage.