STORIES BY DAPO AKINREFON
THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Ekiti State has said barring last-minute changes. It is prepared to conduct rigging-free election on June 21.
Speaking with Vanguard, the Head of its public relations in Ekiti State, Mr Gbadegeshin Taiwo, said: “We have had all arrangements in place to ensure that we have a successful election in Ekiti State. I am assuring you that non-sensitive materials have arrived and we have distributed same to local government offices.”
“The commission”, he added, “has embarked on voters’ sensitization programmes on radio and television. We do not anticipate any logistic problems. We have trained the youth corpers and we are still retraining them, that does not mean when it is time for elections we will not train them. We will still train them because we do not want them to mishandle the documents. INEC has embarked on series of measures to ensure security of the process.”
He further dispelled speculations on the possibility of the commission using card readers to conduct the June 21 governorship elections saying, “like it has been rumored that we are going to use card readers, we are not going to use card readers to conduct elections in Ekiti and Osun states but we are going to use card readers during the 2015 general elections.
These are part of the measures to arrest misconduct in the process. We are going to get there one day. On our part, I am assuring you that we are providing a level playing ground for all political parties and candidates.”