INEC Seeks Stakeholders’ Support For Ekiti East Bye-Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Ekiti State has called for the cooperation of all stakeholders who will be involved in the Ekiti East Constituency One State Assembly bye-election scheduled for March 20.

The State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Adeniran Tella made the call today at a meeting with the leadership of security agencies and other stakeholders in Ado-Ekiti.

Dr Tella who pledged a level playing ground for all political parties, appealed to them to conduct violence free primaries so as to present credible candidates for the poll.

On her part, NYSC state coordinator, Mrs Chikezie Nnenna promised to sensitize the corps members who would be used as ad-hoc staff to adhere to the rules guiding the bye-election while the state chairman of IPAC, Mr Ifedayo Iyaniwura expressed the association’s support for the exercise.

In their brief remarks, the state commissioner of police, Mr Tunde Mobayo and the Director of State Security Service, Mr Musa Halilu promised to ensure adequate protection of lives and prosperity before, during and after the bye election.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, had representatives at the meeting while the Ekiti State Director of National Orientation Agency, NOA, Mr Fadahunsi Bankole was present.

Amos Ogunrinde

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