INEC promises credible election in Edo

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, has assured that the forthcoming Edo governorship election will fair and credible.

The INEC National Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu while affirming INEC’s commitment to a transparent and inclusive electoral process assured Nigerians that the commission will continue to push the boundaries of credible and inclusive elections.

Yakubu spoke with journalists during the formal induction of 10 new Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, in Lagos, Yakubu, while reacting to the flood that affected INEC’s office in Edo State, assured Nigerians that the election would be hitch-free.

He said, “Although we had an unfortunate flooding in our office in Edo State, over 4000 machines were affected, but we deployed our technical staff, and we have already recovered over 3500 machines.

“It seems like it’s an off-cycle election. We will call for additional support from neighboring states, so in terms of machines, rest assured that we have enough. We are going to recover from Edo, and rest assured that we won’t suffer any encumbrances at all.”

He further urged the inducted RECs to focus and acquaint themselves more with the processes and procedures of the Commission.

The 10 RECs inducted include: Mr.Abubakar Dambo Kebbi State, Mr. Abubakar Ma’aji-Ahmed Bornu State, Dr. Anugbum Onuoha Edo State, Mr. Ehimeke Shaka-Isha Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Aminu Idris Kaduna State, Mr. Mohammed Sadiq Abubakar Kwara State, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Babalola Ondo State, Dr. Olubunmi Omoseyindemi Ekiti, Alhaji Shehu Wahab Nasarawa State, and Sir Etekamba Umoren Delta State.

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