The independent electoral commission has made public that election materials would no longer be kept at the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Commission said this at an election dialogue called ‘The Electorate’ which was organized by the ‘Enough is Enough’ group.
Questions had been asked about the CBN governor, Godwin Emiefele running for the post of the president and concerns had been raised concerning how secure the materials were at the Central Bank.
Yakubu responded that the commission would look for new ways to store these materials. He further explained that this decision was been made in other for the materials to not be tampered with and this new method would be used for the upcoming Ekiti election on the 18th of June.
“… it is for that reason, pending the time we find an alternative, that the materials for the Ekiti election will not be routed through the CBN. We will move the material to the airport in Akure and move the material to our office in Ado-Ekiti and do the distribution from there. We are not going to use the CBN. When it comes to the general election, we have to look for an alternative way of doing it.”