The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bauchi State has begun training of 250 supervisory presiding officers in preparation for the forthcoming general election.
The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Ibrahim Abubakar, disclosed this yesterday while declaring open a training workshop at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Bauchi.
According to Abubakar, the training was a undertaken by the commission to conduct a hitch-free election in the state.
“As part of the preparations for the 2019 general elections, about 250 supervisory presiding officers commenced training this week.
“INEC is committed to credible election in Bauchi State. We have carried out training of all categories of members of staff to equip them on various aspects of election management.
“The commission is not leaving any stone unturned in its preparations for the elections; we will do our best to deliver on our mandate,” Abubakar said.
The resident commissioner called on voters, who were yet to collect their permanent voter cards to do so before February 8, to be able to vote.
“We are still distributing the cards to their owners at INEC offices in each of the 20 local government areas in the state,” he added.