Ekiti election

June 18, 2022

Ekiti 2022: Adhere to code of conduct, ensure free, fair, credible election, INEC chairman tells staff

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By Omeiza Ajayi, Abuja

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has charged the commission’s staff to adhere to its code of conduct and ensure a free, fair and credible exercise.

Noting that the election comes seven months after the successful conduct of the Anambra State Governorship Election in November 2021, he said the exercise in Ekiti will however be historic because it will be the first governorship election to be conducted based on the provisions of the new Electoral Act 2022.

“Let us remember that the people of Ekiti State and indeed all Nigerians will be watching us closely and waiting to see if we will fulfil our promise.

“They will observe the opening time of each of the 2,445 polling units in the State, the conduct of our staff, how you attend to voters and your attitude towards Persons with Disability.

“I appeal to you to uphold our Code of Conduct, display your usual sense of responsibility and professionalism, remain above board and firmly resist any unethical behaviour. “You must ensure that no political party or candidate is accorded any advantage over the other.

We must also, always, stick strictly to the Oath of Neutrality to which we have all subscribed and continually live up to the trust that Nigerians repose in us”, he had charged.