INEC Vows To Conduct Credible Election In Edo Despite COVID-19

We don’t want anybody to jeopardize their health during the exercise as the commission will strive to perfect the electoral process within the ambit of the constitution.

0
INEC Vows To Conduct Credible Election In Edo Despite COVID-19-SurgeZirc ng
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)/Photo credit: Screengrabs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured electorates in Edo, to conduct a credible, free and fair governorship election, in spite of the inhibitions created by the coronavirus pandemic.

The INEC Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Committee, Mr. Festus Okoye announced this at an interactive session with heads of media organisations in Benin.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: APC Accuses PDP Of Spinning Tired Conspiracies

“The INEC has never conducted elections under a pandemic situation. This pandemic had made us evolve new strategies for electoral officials, Adhoc staff, security agencies, voters, and stakeholders.

“We have eliminated human interface with most of the electoral processes including submission of names of candidates by political parties including accreditation of relevant stakeholders and applications by Adhoc staff ahead of the election. We don’t want anybody to jeopardize their health during the exercise as the commission will strive to perfect the electoral process within the ambit of the constitution.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: PDP Blames APC Over Alleged Destruction Of Campaign Posters

“We also resolved to avoid ugly experiences of the past not to deploy any of our staff and materials without armed security operatives. We have interfaced with heads of security agencies and implored them to ask their personnel to act professionally while on election duty.

“We are also using this medium executive of your various organisations to similarly implore your reporters and cameramen to exercise restraint and as much as possible refrain from an altercation with security operatives while on election duty,” said Okoye

Share this article with friends
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments