The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kebbi state has urged politicians to be wary of social media posts after voting prior to the official declaration of result by the commission.
The resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state, Alhaji Ahmad Mahmud, gave the advice during an interactive session with stakeholders in Birnin Kebbi on Monday.
He said that 1,938,171 permanent voter cards (PVCs) were received from INEC headquarters out of which 1,860,239 were distributed, leaving 77,932 PVCs unclaimed.
According to him, the state has 225 wards, 1,345 voting points and 2,398 polling units in the 21 local government areas.
He assured that INEC was determined to ensure free, transparent and fair elections but urged the people to continue to pray for successful conduct of the exercise.
The REC said that special arrangements had also been made to take care of physically challenged persons to enable them exercise their franchise without hitches.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the stakeholders at the interactive session were security agencies, representatives of political parties, traditional and religious leaders as well as various NGOs and CSOs
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