The movement of sensitive materials for the supplementary elections in Plateau State has commenced.

Disclosing the timeline of events, Osaretin Imahiyereobo, Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Plateau State, said distribution of sensitive materials to Local Government Areas (LGAs) will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2019, while movement of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members to LGAs will take place on March 21 as well.

Batching of sensitive and non-sensitive materials from LGAs to Registration Area Centres (RACs) will take place on March 21, movement of personnel, materials and security officers to the RACs and refresher training at the RACs will take place on March 22.

Supplementary elections are expected to hold in the 40 polling units of nine LGAs of Plateau State to determine the winner of the governorship election.

Professor Richard Anande, INEC Returning Officer in the state, had on March 11 announced that Governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 583,255 votes against Jeremiah Useni of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 548,336 votes. He also added that none of the leading candidates met all the requirements of law to be declared winner of the election.

A rerun will also be conducted by INEC for Langtang South State Constituency.

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