The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will deploy no fewer than 4,000 personnel for the conduct of Saturday’s re-run polls and bye-election for the State and Federal Constituencies in Kaduna State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in Kaduna State, Mallam Aminu Idris who made this known in an interview with Newsmen said the personnel would include 3,000 drawn from members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC and 1,000 INEC members of staff.
Idris said that strict supervision had been put in place with the presence of the stakeholders including personnel from EFCC, ICPC and other relevant agencies to ensure transparency during the exercise. He warned that anyone that contravenes the electoral law in terms of distorting the elections, would be prosecuted. Idris urged the stakeholders to collaborate to ensure that a conducive environment was provided for the smooth running of the elections and for the voters to be vigilant so that troublemakers will not be allowed to disrupt the process.
Idris said elections would take place in six constituencies covering seven local government areas including; Chikun, Igabi, Kaduna South, Kudan, Kachia, Kagarko and Kauru. Recall that INEC had fixed Saturday for the conduct of supplementary polls in 44 constituencies across the county.