By Osagie Otabor, Akure
Political parties participating in Saturday’s local government elections in Ondo State on Tuesday inspected sensitive materials at the office of the Ondo Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) Materials inspected included ballot papers, statement of results at polling units, declaration of results, and certificates of returns for chairman, vice chairman and councillors.
Three hundred and sixteen packs were inspected. ODIEC Chairman Prof. Yomi Dinakin, who addressed party representatives, said the materials would be taken to a secured location after the briefing. He urged parties to be vigilant and ensure their agents were present for distribution of materials tomorrow, and report back if the materials did not get to the polling units.
He said: “We called you to see the availability of these materials and not a census. We have more than enough. They are as they were brought from where they were produced. We are not here to take a census of the materials.
“The materials will be taken back to a secured location. We have spoken with and sought the cooperation of security agencies, and they promised to guard these materials.”