Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:12 am
Abuja – Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will ensure a credible governorship election in Ekiti State on June 21.
Mr Kayode Idowu, the Chief Press Secretary to the chairman of the commission, gave the assurance on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
He said adequate preparations had been put in place, including the deployment of election materials and other logistics to ensure fair and peaceful election.
“By now the non-sensitive materials have been deployed, while the non-sensitive materials that are usually distributed few hours to the election would be done this week.
“Election officials have been trained and the permanent voter’s cards have been issued.
Also the stakeholders’ meeting that usually holds close to the election will be held this week; so the commission is set,” he said.
Idowu said the commission had also customised its election’s result sheet, making it impossible to deploy a result sheet from one ward to another.
“Then the issue of people not finding their names on the voters’ register will not happen this time because we are using permanent voter’s card.
`”Anybody who has a permanent voter’s card is guaranteed that his name is on the register at the polling unit where he registered,’” he said.
Idowu said that although the commission was optimistic that it would have a successful election in Ekiti State, collaboration of all stakeholders would be needed.
He said while the commission would deploy a substantial number of its commissioners to Ekiti State on Saturday for supervision, the chairman would anchor the election from the Situation Room in Abuja.