INEC has no choice but to work with the Lagos State Parks Management Committee, headed by Musiliu (MC Oluomo) Akinsanya, an APC leader, to distribute election materials, according to Olusegun Agbaje, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos State.
At a meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security, Agbaje explained that the ban on the Nation Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) leaves INEC with the park management system and NARTO (National Association of Road Transport Owners) but NARTO can only supply 40% of the vehicles needed.
INEC will use individual vehicles belonging to park managers and will not use any politically branded vehicles.
Atiku Abubakar, PDP’s presidential candidate, warned INEC not to use the committee led by MC Oluomo to distribute election materials in order to preserve the election’s integrity.
Agbaje emphasized that working with the state parks management committee would not compromise the election, as the movement of personnel and materials will be monitored by security agencies, party agents, and observers.