7th March, 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Edo office on Thursday, began distribution of sensitive materials to the 18 local government area of the state.
The materials are meant for the House of Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday.
The distribution of the materials began at about 10.a.m at the Benin branch of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The materials were transported in articulated trucks and accompanied by some buses conveying security personnel, electoral officers and political party agents.
Mr Timidi Wariowei, the Head of Voter Education and Publicity in Edo INEC, told newsmen that the first set of materials were moved to Uhunmwonde, Owan East, Owan West and Akoko-Edo local government areas of the state.
“The second batch of materials went to Etsako East, Etsako West and Etsako Central local government areas.
“The third batch also went to Esan West, Esan Central, Esan North East, Esan South East and Igueben local government area of the state respective.
“We have so far distributed materials to 17 local governments, the last truck will be going to Oredo local government area,” he said.
Wariowei noted that the process was going on smoothly under the watchful eyes of security personnel and the party agents.
Edo is one of the few states where governorship election will not take place on Saturday.