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Stakeholder advocates integrity of electoral process

The conduct of free, fair and credible election in the country is possible if the electoral umpire continue to engage people of impeccable character to man its affairs.

The Executive Council of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN in Kwara State under the leadership of Professor Opoola Timothy made the assertion when they paid a courtesy visit to the State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in Ilorin.

Professor Timothy who commended INEC for the successful conduct of the 2019 General Election in the  State, noted that the feat was only possible because the leadership of the electoral umpire were committed to ensuring that the will of the people prevail and votes count.

The CAN Chairman, said that the association was happy with the Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Mallam Garba Attahiru-Madami for keeping to his words despite the tempting nature of his assignment.

Professor Timothy who implored INEC to ensure integrity of its staff as they like the Judiciary, are the last hope of the electorate, said that when elections results  are generally acceptable it discourages political apathy in subsequent  elections.

In a response, the INEC  REC, appreciated CAN and other stakeholders for their roles, support and doggedness which lead to the success attained in the elections.

Mallam Madami announced that the Commission would invite all stakeholders to a meeting where they would critique the elections and advise the Commission on the way forward.

The INEC REC also applauded the harmonious religious atmosphere in Kwara State and urged stakeholders to sustain it.

Rasheedat Iliyas.

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