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Saturday’s Poll: Five Political Parties in Ekiti Sign Peace Accord

Five political parties taking part in this Saturday’s election into Ekiti East Constituency One, of the state House of Assembly have signed peace accord to abide by the outcome of the exercise.

Representatives and candidates of the five parties, AA, APC, APGA, PDP, and YPP endorsed the documents in Omuo Ekiti at a stakeholders meeting organized by INEC.

Addressing the gathering, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Adeniran Tellar assured people of the constituency that their votes would count and called for their cooperation to ensure violent free bye election.

He announced that the non-sensitive materials were already on ground while the commission was still waiting for the sensitive ones.

Dr Tellar said accreditation and voting would start simultaneously by half past eight in the morning and end by half past two in the afternoon when the last person on the queue would have voted.

On his part, INEC Head of Operations, Mr Alani Oduntan directed the adhoc staff not to attend to any voter without wearing a face mask.

Mr Oduntan told the gathering that each person must have face mask while INEC will provide hand sanitizer and infrared thermometers in all the 37 polling units where the elections will be conducted.

The INEC Head of Operations who noted that COVID-19 is real, urged all voters in Ekiti East constituency one, to comply with all preventive measures to stay safe.

In his remarks, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Tunde Mobayo represented by Mr Patrick Daaor promised that the police and other sister agencies would provide adequate security.

Also, the state NYSC coordinator, Mrs Chikezie Nenna,   IPAC Chairman, Mr Ifedayo Adedayo and the NOA state Director, Mr Bankole Fadahunsi urged people of the constituency to shun thuggery and be peaceful throughout the period of the exercise.

Ekiti East constituency one, has twenty three thousand, six hundred and seventy registered voters.

The bye election was as a result of the death of the lawmaker representing the constituency, Mr Juwa Adegbuyi.

Amos Ogunrinde

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