The decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone presidential and National Assembly elections by one week has forced the return of sensitive materials earlier distributed to the sixteen Local Government Areas in Kwara back to the Ilorin branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
That much information was made known by INEC Public Relations officer in the state, Jacob Ayanda who revealed that materials such as ballot papers, election results sheets, ink pads and other materials were loaded in trucks, buses and cars and brought to the CBN office for safe keeping.
Ayanda said; “Since the election has been postponed till next week, we have to take care of the materials to ensure that they are safe and intact wherever we keep them and CBN is the best and safest place to keep them”.
The move was made hours after the Inter-Party Advisory Commission (IPAC) in Oyo called on INEC to ensure that all electoral materials distributed across Nigeria before the election was postponed earlier are secured.
IPAC made the call through its Chairman, Mr Waheed Oyewole during his reaction to the decision to postpone the elections till next weekend due to logistic reasons.