INEC Hires 1,700 Buses, 10 Trailers For Election Duty

INEC Hires 1,700 Buses, 10 Trailers For Election Duty
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Enugu, Emeka Ononamadu (image courtesy NAN)

Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said it will be hiring 1,700 buses for election duty in Enugu State, Southeast Nigeria.

Concise News understands that the commission intends to use the buses for the February 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state Emeka Ononamadu said that the 1,700 buses would be complementing the over 22 internal vehicles of the commission.

He noted that the commission would also be hiring more than 10 trailers to move heavy materials and equipment before, during and after the polls.

“All the vehicles we are hiring will be through the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and National Association of Transports Owners (NATO),” he said.

“The commission in the state have concluded arrangements with these two big transport unions to ensure hitch-free movement of staff, ad-hoc staff and electoral materials.’’

According to INEC, Enugu has 1,942,776 registered voters and 4,146 voting locations.

President Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and former vice-president Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the front runners in the race for Nigeria’s highest office.

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