The Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC)’s partnership with International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES) has commenced with tracking and monitoring the elections processes.
By 9pm on election eve, the AKISIEC election support center indicated that distribution of materials began by 1pm and had been completed by 7pm in all the area offices where armed policemen are protecting the materials, except for only three local governments that were delayed by some challenges which were promptly resolved by the state Chairman of AKISiEC.
Communication officers working with IFES at the election support center are communicating through gadgets with the EO’s and AEO’s in the area offices. EO’s and other staff have been working round the clock as they have all confirmed to the IFES Election support center that they have received ballot papers. It was noted that last distribution vehicle arrived uruan successfully by 7pm.
All polling units have Presiding Officers, Clerks, poll orderly.
Akwa Ibom state is the second state after Lagos to benefit from the services of IFES in Nigeria.
The chairman of AKISIEC, Aniedi Ikoiwak, says the ICT based support center will also be used to monitor accreditation,voting and collation of results as well as compliance with COVID-19 safety measures during the elections.
The support center has officials of IFES, AKISIEC officials and the is expected to ensure a hitch-free process on Saturday.
The giant tracking screen is on for all members of the support center to be acquainted of all emerging situations.