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Don’t blame INEC on the mix-up of materials – REC

Johnkennedy Uzoma, Owerri

The Resident Electoral Commissioner  (REC), in Imo State, Prof. Francis Chukwuemeka Ezeonu, has exonerated INEC from the mix-up of election materials been experienced in this period of election in the country.

He told newsmen, in Owerri, while reacting to the reported missing materials for Imo State that the INEC materials for the election were packaged over see and sent to Nigeria

He said that it could be possible that materials for Imo state could be found in another state the same way the result sheets for Gombe State were found in Imo State and INEC should not be blamed for that.

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Ezeonu said that even the election materials for Aboh Mbaise in Imo State were found in another state adding that such things are bound to happen because of where they are coming from

He said that closer check are usually carried out on the materials to know if they are complete before sending them out to their respective LGAs in the state

He told journalists that all election materials meant for Imo State are complete and in tacked adding that all materials that were moved to Local Government Areas for February 16th        2019 were retrieved immediately back to the CBN office

He revealed that Imo State has 4758 voting units adding that INEC has procured trackers that would monitor the election all over the state.

He said that distribution of election materials to the respective Local Government Areas of the state have commenced assuring that the election would be conducted freely.