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Election: Beware Of Social Media Results – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kebbi state has urged politicians to be wary of social media posts after vote casting previous to the authentic announcement of end result by means of the fee.

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The resident electoral commissioner (REC) within the state, Alhaji Ahmad Mahmud, gave the recommendation in the course of an interactive session with stakeholders in Birnin Kebbi on Monday.

“Fake information is now a trend and may mar our efforts to make sure unfastened, fair and credible elections.

“We urge you to be cautious of social media published outcomes before legitimate declaration.

“Only INEC returning officials at wards, neighborhood governments and country stages have the statutory authority and strength to declare the effects,” he stated.

He stated that 1,938,171 permanent voter playing cards (PVCs) have been obtained from INEC headquarters out of which 1,860,239 have been dispensed, leaving 77,932 PVCs unclaimed.

“We have all of the sensitive materials at CBN custody, so we have no worry for the substances now.

“I gathered the closing touchy substances that we had been awaiting for and by using Wed, Feb. 20, we’re going to begin dispensing them to far off areas and by using Friday 22.

“We wish to finish the distribution in all of the 21 neighborhood authorities areas of the nation.”

According to him, the nation has 225 wards, 1,345 voting factors and a couple of,398 polling gadgets within the 21 local government regions.

“We nevertheless preserve our association as we had earlier instructed earlier than the postponement that, we are going to use 520 automobiles within the transportation of ad hoc personnel and election substances.

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“This is a part of our association with the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Federal Road Service Corps (FRSC) as well as security corporations on transportation.”

He confident that INEC became determined to make sure free, transparent and truthful elections however advised the people to keep to hope for a hit behavior of the workout.

The REC said that unique arrangements had also been made to take care of bodily challenged persons to allow them exercising their franchise with out hitches.

The News Agency of Nigeria reviews that the stakeholders on the interactive consultation have been security corporations, representatives of political events, traditional and non secular leaders as well as numerous NGOs and CSOs.

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