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OLPHI Attends INEC Rivers State's Interactive Session with Stakeholders & Civil Society Groups

director at inecThe Executive Coordinator at the INEC Rivers State Stakeholders Interactive Forum with Civil Society Organisations in Port Harcourt – March 20, 2015. The session was opened by the Public Relations Officer of Rivers State INEC Mrs. Tonia Nwobi who introduced the INEC REC Dame Gesilan Khan to the participants gathered. It was an interactive session that brought to fore some of the challenges envisaged as the general election arrangement gathered momento.
The INEC Rivers State REC told us how prepared the INEC was and in particular the Rivers State as regards the
a.    Distribution and collection of Permanent Voters Card(PVC)
b.    Polling booths and voting points created out from some polling booths that has large registered voters for easy voting and coordination

c.    Ongoing voters’ sensitisation mostly in rural communities
d.    Test Run of the Smart Card Readers to show how it works
e.    Customization of sensitive electoral materials (ballot papers, result sheets and card readers) according to polling booths differentiated by colour and configuration.  
f.    Arrangements made for Registration Area Centers (RACs) & Super Registration Area Centres (RACs) for Accommodation of electoral personnel & materials a day before the election to forestall delays the day of the election.
g.    Security Issues and
h.    Above all the INEC is prepared to non-violence election and advocated that Participants should go to the communities and cascade the information.
i.    Some of the National & International Election Observers present were introduced to participants.