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INEC expresses readiness for Bayelsa election

Field officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Bayelsa are to be held accountable on the effectiveness of the electoral processes in the Local Government Areas in the build up to the November Sixteen Governorship election in the State.

The Chief Technical Adviser to the INEC Chairman, Professor Bolade Ayinla made the remark in Yenagoa at the opening of a two day workshop on Election Monitoring Support Implementers.

Professor Ayinla emphasized that as field officers, they are to provide the ground work for the success of the election, hence the need for the training and retraining.

The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi said the Commission would continue to focus on doing the right things for the success of the electoral process.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Bayelsa State, Mr. Monday Udoh-Tom noted that the workshop was aimed at equipping its personnel with the relevant skills to function maximally.

The Coordination Advisor and Electoral Administration Expert of the European Center for Electoral Support, Mr. Manji Wilson said the Center had since 2017 collaborate with INEC to strengthen and deepen the democratic process in Nigeria.

Participants are being trained on operational guidelines, data collection and reporting tools, communication strategies and Election Day operations and transparency.

With just about two months to the Governorship election in Bayelsa State, the Independent National Electoral Commission says it is leaving no stone unturned in the quest to organize credible, free and fair polls.

Alambo Datonye

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