Borno State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Mr Samuel Madaki Usman, said the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is set to conduct the Borno Central Senatorial bye-election on Saturday, October 31.
Madaki said this in a press briefing on the level of preparation in his office in Maiduguri.
He said with the receipt of all sensitive and non-sensitive materials, distribution of electoral materials to electoral officers in the eight local governments where the election is going to take place has commenced.
He added that the election would hold in Internally Displaced Peoples, IDP, camps within Maiduguri.
Those in IDP camps, according to the REC, include Konduga, Bama, Dikwa, Ngala and Kala Balge, while those outside the camps are MMC and Jere.
Madaki said so far everything has been put in place and 96 areas have been registered for the election, 152 polling units have been demarcated and 285 voting centres or points have been earmarked and designated by INEC.
Madaki added that a total of 8,509 ad-hoc staff have been recruited for the exercise apart from the expected monitoring and supervisory officials from INEC and other NGOs as observers, while 913,212 eligible voters are expected to cast their votes during the election.
He, however, noted that there were unofficial reports that some of the IDPs have relocated to either their host communities or decided to stay with their relations outside the camps which may affect the expected votes.
According to him, inter-agencies consultative committee on security have assured INEC of adequate security and protection of lives and property during the election.