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INEC prepared for Kogi polls

Prof. James Apam, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kogi, says the commission is prepared for Kogi West Senatorial and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency supplementary polls scheduled for Saturday.

Apam, who unveiled this on Tuesday in Lokoja at a Stakeholders’ meeting organised by INEC for the two Supplementary Elections said financing and coordinations for the elections had been given.

He said the political race would be conducted in 20 Registration Areas comprising of 53 Polling Units with a sum of 45,767 Registered Voters in the seven local government areas of Kogi West Senatorial Districts.

He said surveys in the 53 units in the Nov. 16 surveys were dropped, including that Ijumu Local Government had three influenced Registration Areas (RAs) and Kabba-Bunu, six. Kogi (KK) and Mopa-Muro, had two each.

Others are: Kogi (KK) and Mopa-Muro with two influenced RAs each; Lokoja and Yagba East have three influenced RAs each;while Yagba West has one.

INEC, he stated, would likewise lead political decision re-runs in 10 Registration Areas in the influenced 22 Polling Units with 15,438 Registered Voters in Ajaokuta Federal Constituency.

Apam said the Kogi West Senatorial Supplementary political race would be taken care of by 408 Polling Officers and seven Collation Officers demanding that the commission would in any case use University speakers for the assemblage.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that partners who talked at the gathering pleaded with INEC and the security agencies to live above board in the release of their obligations to deflect the appointive extortion

Fire up. Samuel Owolabi, Director, National Issues, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), denounced completely, the pace of savagery, terrorizing, discharges, voting booth grabbing and vote purchasing that purportedly portrayed the Nov. 16 governorship political decision in Kogi.

The pastor who went on his knees to beg INEC and security organizations to turn another leave and direct adequate, trustworthy, free and reasonable rerun stated, “As it is currently peoples are disheartened to turn out to cast a ballot on account of dread of being murdered”.

“They never again believe in INEC and Security agents. What we saw during the simply finished up governorship political race was considerate war.”

Additionally, Alhaji Issa Adeboye, Secretary, Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), scolded INEC and the police to be reasonable in the rerun political decision to keep away from a repeat of the savagery that welcomed the Nov. 16 governorship political decision

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