Taraba state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alh Umar Mukhtar Gajira, Friday, said the commission has mapped out strategy best suited for the state in order to forestall any possible breakdown of law and order before, during and after the 2023 general elections.
Gajira, who stated this in Jalingo during the meeting of the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCEES), hinted that the Taraba INEC office was strategising on how to deploy sufficient security personnel to avert challenges that might occur during the elections in the state.
He added that the commission was equally establishing collaborative partnership for incident management by all security agencies.
According to him, the commission last year created additional 1, 685 polling units in the state, adding that the additional units were created due to the expansion of voters’ access from 1912 to 3597.
He stressed that in deploying modern technology as mandate by the electoral act 2022, the commission in the state has taken custody of 3597 Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).
He noted that the commission recently received 200, 332 pvcs to be distributed to their owners in the state.
“We are strategising on how to deploy sufficient security personnel to avert security challenges before and during the conduct of elections, and we are equally establishing collaborative partnership for incident management by all security agencies,” he said.