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ELECTORAL MATERIALS: Ekiti Police deploy more personnel to CBN

By Rotimi Ojomoyela

THE Ekiti State police command, yesterday, assured of a water-tight security around the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Ado Ekiti branch where sensitive election materials retrieved following the postponement of elections, last Saturday, are deposited.

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Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele

The Police Commissioner, Mr. Asuquo Amba, who gave the assurance, said there is no room for security lapses, adding that the deployment of more security men was to safeguard the sensitive materials kept in the bank.

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, on Saturday, retrieved electoral materials deployed for the conduct of the National Assembly and presidential elections scheduled for February 16 across all the 16 local councils of the state.

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INEC took the decision to return the electoral materials to the vaults of the CBN following the postponement of the elections to February 23.

In a chat with journalists in Ado Ekiti, yesterday, Amba assured all the political parties that the materials are under safe custody and under thorough security protection.

Amba, who spoke through the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, said: “If you visit the CBN office in Ekiti now, you will see more security men around the place. We are cognisant of the fact that security lapses could mar these coming polls and we are guarding against that.”

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