The delivery of the materials was witnessed by stakeholders including the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Security Agencies, Civil Society Organisations; among others.
Receiving the materials in Lokoja, the Hon. Chairman of the Commission, Mamman Nda Eri said they would be moved to the field in record time; a demonstration of the Commission’s readiness for theelection.
While giving assurance on the security of the materials, theChairman said the Commission had beeefed up its security architecture; saying if the materials were received earlier, they would have been kept in the banks.
Eri reiterated the Commission’s readiness for credible polls; disclosing that the staff had been working round the clock to ensure acceptable polls on Saturday.
Speaking, theKogi State Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Ede who was represented by a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Elvis Aguebor said the police was ready to ensure safety of lives, property and theelection materials.
The Commissioner warned against any form of distabilisation, saying his men would not hesitate to enforce the law and protect the electioneering process in case of any eventuality.
He assured the public that the exercise would be hitch free, especially given that memoranda were signed between the police and other stakeholders for a peacful election.
TheStateChairman of Inter Party Advisory Council( IPAC), Hon Iliyas Badanga gave kudos to KOSIEC for its topnotch preparedness and expressed hope that the outcome of theelection would meet the satisfaction of all.
Other respondents who spoke in the same direction, applauded theelection umpire for its transparency, expressing hope for a successful election.
Hon. Alh. Yakubu Musa Chogudo,
Commissioner in Charge of Media and Publicity, KOSIEC.