The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned that the lack of Premium Motor Spirit, more commonly known as petrol, may hinder the movement of election supplies and poll workers with fewer than 25 days till the general election.
Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of INEC, announced this during a meeting with the National Union of Road Transport Workers on Tuesday, January 31, in Abuja.
Yakubu stated that the commission would meet with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited to discuss any problems that might arise with the delivery of logistics and manpower on election day.
Last week, the INEC said it will meet with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited to address the crisis ahead of the general elections in February and March.
The nation has been grappling with prolonged petrol scarcity, which has been attributed to inadequate supply of the product by the NNPCL, the sole importer of Premium Motor Spirit.
The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, INEC, Festus Okoye, said on Friday that the commission was prepared to resolve issues regarding logistics ahead of the polls.
Okoye said, “The issue relating to logistics, we are going to deal with it. We are going to hold a high-level meeting with the NNPCL to resolve whatever issues or challenges we have.
“We are going to solve the issues based on our own processes and procedures. We have things under control.”