INEC assures on credible elections
The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Osun State, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, has assured that the commission will conduct free, fair and credible polls in February and March.
Speaking in Osogbo, the state capital, Agbaje said “Let me use this opportunity once again to reiterate the commission’s determination more than ever before to conduct a very peaceful, free, credible and acceptable election that will meet the aspirations of all and sundry.
“It is however important to point out that if this broad objective must be achieved, all stakeholders must join hands with the commission by playing their various roles in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 and the Electoral Act 2010 as amended,” Agbaje said.
He said the commission had concluded arrangements to take the Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) to the rural areas for collection by their owners, adding that the collection would take place between January Wednesday 16 and Monday 21.
He advised those who are yet to collect their PVCs to use the opportunity to do so, stressing that only those that have valid PVCs would be allowed to cast vote during the election.
He disclosed that a total of 1,253,484 PVCs had been distributed out of 1,681,930, leaving a total of 428,446 uncollected.
Professor Mahmood Yakubu