Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ), Yakubu Mahmood, has said that the commission is fully prepared for this Saturday, February 23rd and March 9th elections.

Speaking at a press conference in Abuja today February 20th, Mahmood said that the deployment of voting materials to the 774 Local Government Areas of the country will be completed on Thursday, February 21st. Mahmood also added that the commission has completed the configuration of the Smart Card Readers (SCRs) which will be used for the accreditation of voters during the elections.

Yakubu denied claims that election materials are missing in som states. He said all the materials that have been transported to some state are in well-secured places.

The elections were postponed last Saturday, February 16th due to logistics.


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