‘Fuel scarcity to affect election logistics’ — INEC says in meeting with NURTW

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC said the current fuel scarcity in the country might affect logistic arrangements for the February 25 and March 11 general elections.

Speaking at a consultative meeting with transport unions such as the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), amongst others on Tuesday, January 31, INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu said the commission will meet the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited to look into ways to ameliorate the situation.

Mahmood Yakubu said: ‘The commission shares your concern about the fuel situation in the country and its impact on transportation on election day.

‘The truth is that our arrangement may be negatively affected by the non-availability of products.

‘For this reason, the commission will this afternoon meet the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited to look into ways to ameliorate this situation.

The chairman also urged the transporters to be neutral and non-partisan as they commute INEC staff to-and-from polling units.

According to him, inter-state trips won’t be allowed, saying all INEC and adhoc staffers must not be moved beyond their local government areas.

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