- INEC has revealed what will happen during the forthcoming Ondo governorship election
- The INEC boss, Mahmood Yakubu, said the commission is ready for the poll
- Yakubu also noted that the election would be better than that of the Edo election
Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said that 16 areas of improvement have been identified to make the forthcoming Ondo governorship election the best so far.
The Nation reports that he said the areas include logistics, prompt response to Smart Card Reader glitches, the menace of vote-buying during elections, and compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
Legit.ng gathered that the INEC boos said the commission has continued to work with security agencies under the auspices of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) to ensure a hitch-free and secure election.
He spoke at the INEC stakeholders meeting in Akure, the capital of Ondo state on Monday, October 5.
Yakubu noted that 58,229 viewers have been registered on its portal to vie live polling unit results as they are uploaded through the z-pad technology.
The INEC chairman said:
“In short, the commission is ready for the election. I have spent the last two days here in Ondo state evaluating our preparations and I am pleased with what I have seen.
“Our commitment is to ensure that the choice of who becomes the next governor of Ondo State is entirely in the hands of the voters. I wish to assure all eligible voters that every vote will count and only the choice made by the people of Ondo state will determine the outcome of the election.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state expressed the confidence that the APC would win the election.
It was reported that the governor said the strength of the APC would be revealed by the outcome of the Ondo poll.
He explained that the APC in Ondo state is not facing any challenge like what played out during the Edo governorship election.
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