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INEC ready for Ondo governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says sensitive materials for the conduct of the October 10 Governorship election in Ondo state are readily available at the Akure branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this at a stakeholder meeting for the conduct of the election in Akure.

Prof Yakubu informed the gathering that political parties in the election would be made to sign a peace accord ahead of the Saturday poll.

The INEC Chairman gave assurance that every votes would count.

Prof Yakubu said that the commission was working to improve on the performance during Edo State governorship election.

In a welcome address INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, in charge of Ondo State, Amb Rufus Akeju noted that every necessary measure have been put in place for the smooth conduct of the election.

The REC maintained that facemasks and other COVID-19 protocol compliance materials have been procured for officials and ad hoc staff that would be participating in the election.

In a remark, INEC National Commissioner supervising Lagos, Ogun and Ondo States, Dr Adekunle Ogunmola hinted that all eyes are on the state and the commission could afford to fail.

Addressing the stakeholders, the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu informed that thirty-three thousand seven hundred and eighty-three men would be deployed for the conduct of the election with the support of military personnel.

Mr Adamu urged all stakeholders to align themselves with rules guiding the conduct of elections in Nigeria.

The stakeholders meeting was attended by the DG NYSC, NOA Acting State Director, IPAC State Chairman and representatives of the 17 participating political parties in the October 10 governorship election.

Olumide Abudu

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