INEC meets stakeholders ahead of rerun polls in Abuja, tasks them on peace

INEC meets stakeholders ahead of rerun polls in Abuja, tasks them on peace

- The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is making preparations to ensure peaceful conduct of rerun polls, especially in Abuja

- A senior INEC staff, Dahiru Mohammed, met with stakeholders in Kwali and Abaji council areas in Abuja where rerun polls are to be held

- Mohammed expressed certainty that INEC is ready to conduct free and fair elections in both areas

Ahead of the chairmanship and councillorship elections in Kwali and Abaji council area in Abuja, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is said to have met with stakeholders.

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A top INEC staff, Dahiru Mohammed, met with the stakeholders in both councils alongside many security personnel, politicians and religious heads.

In the separate meetings with the stakeholders, Mohammed expressed certainty that INEC is ready to conduct free and fair elections in both locations, urging traditional rulers as well as religious leaders to sensitise their followers on the need for peace.

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On his part, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, the chairman of Abaji council charged security agencies to play their role in ensuring an unbiased atmosphere for peaceful conduct of the polls.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, on Monday, March 18, declared that he was not jittery over the governorship election rerun fixed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for March 23.

Legit.ng gathered that Lalong made the declaration when he spoke with State House correspondents after a private meeting he had with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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