The Commissioner for Information and Voter Education of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Festus Okoye, has said the commission is going to have talks with the Central Bank of Nigeria to try and resolve issues concerning the storage of election materials.

In June, INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, had stated that sensitive election materials would no longer be “routed” through the apex bank as the “current circumstances”, would require an alternative by the body for its storage solutions.

This follows the controversy surrounding the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele’s political ambition for the top seat of the nation.


However, in an interview Okoye warned that INEC was in for a logistics nightmare if it doesn’t have a form of parley with the CBN over its election materials storage issues.


Okoye also insisted that the recently concluded elections in Ekiti and Osun governorship storage measures will not be tenable going into the general elections in 2023.