Cross River State Covid-19 Response Taskforce Chairman and Commissioner for Health, Dr Betta Edu has reacted to claims that the State Government have defaulted and erred in conducting the LGA elections.

Speaking during the visit of Abi Local Government Chapter of PDP to brief her on preparation for the weekend poll, Dr Betta Edu used the opportunity to assure Cross Riverians that every prevention measures and step will be adopted at various polling unit to ensure that physical distancing, use of hand sanitizers and wearing of face masks is adhered to before voting is observe.

We do not want crowd and no one should congregate. Edu call on the CROSEC to inform eligible voters from the Local Government and even beyond coming out to exercise their constitutional mandate to come out with their nose masks.

She said part of the criteria as agreed with CROSIEC is wearing of face masks, two meters spacing for every eligible voters and use of alcohol base sanitizers at every polling units.

“I am using this opportunity to extend this message to Cross Riverians coming out to vote this weekend to do so with their face masks or get face mask which will be provided at some units so as to quickly carry out your accreditation process and voting without any hassle this is inline with INEC and CROSIEC protocols on conduct of the Elections this period. ”

We have produced thousands of face mask and hand sanitizers to be distributed by CROSIEC for onward distribution alongside elections materials to electoral officers.

The State Ministry of Health with collaboration with Cross River Sate Primary Healthcare Agency and our front line health workers have nominated health workers in every wards to mount each polling units and ensure this protocols have been diligently observe. 

"Who The Cap Fits, Let Him Wear It" The chairman went further to state that security agents have also been briefed as they will work alongside with the health officials that will mount each polling units to ensure adherence.

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