The much anticipated clash of the titans in Oyo state is set to go down this week barring last minute postponements.
IBPulse can authoritatively report that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has handed over the sensitive electoral materials for both governorship and state House of Assembly elections to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Oyo State, on Tuesday.
The materials including ballot papers, were brought into the Commission’s premises at about 1:45p.m. to the waiting hands of the Residents Electoral Commissioner in the state, Ambassador Rufus Akeju, other principal officers of the Commission as well as political party agents.
The Branch Controller of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said: “It is my pleasure to hand over these materials, which were brought here intact as everyone can obviously see, to the Resident Electoral Commissioner for use in Saturday’s election.”
Tribune reported that while taking the delivery of the materials, Akeju noted that the development was a proof that INEC is fully ready for the April 11 election. He informed that non-sensitive materials had already been distributed to all the various camps across the state, adding that the sensitive materials would be distributed today so that it could get to where it will be used on time.
Akeju, however, urged electorate to come out and vote for the candidate of their choice, stressing that their civic responsibility does not end with the presidential and National Assembly elections.
He, therefore, warned those who do not have Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to stay away from the polling units, as anyone caught will be made to face the full wrath of the law.