The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started the nationwide distribution of sensitive materials for Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.
Items distributed include the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), the result sheets as well as the ballot papers from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The distribution, which is still ongoing across the country, was witnessed by all security agencies including the paramilitary; Police, Army, and representatives of political parties participating in the polls.
The security agencies have promised to be fair and professional in the discharge of their election duties.
It was reported earlier that the Nigerian Police Force has banned its operatives and other security personnel attached to governors, ministers, and other government functionaries from escorting their principals to polling units in the 2023 elections.
This is as it ordered movement restriction for the first part of the 2023 General Elections – the Presidential and National Assembly Elections.
The Force headquarters, Wednesday night, announced that the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba ordered no movement on roads, waterways, and other forms of transportation, from 12am to 6pm on election day.
A statement by Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi said those on essential services such as Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, officials, observers, ambulances, firefighters, etc. are exempted.
The spokesperson noted that the directive is part of measures emplaced to ensure a safe, secure, and conducive environment for the conduct of the polls.