Last general elections
Last general elections

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Ogun State has assured of its willingness to support the State Electoral Commission towards successful conduct of the forthcoming local government elections.

Head of voters education and publicity of the commission in the state, Leo Nkedife said this yesterday during a stakeholders workshop for Ogun central senatorial district held in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The stakeholders forum, which will hold in the three senatorial districts of the state, is organised by the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission, OGSIEC towards the October 8 elections in the state.

Nkedife explained that the Commission will soon announce a date for the transfer of voters and continuous voters registration exercise in the state.

He explained that voters who are yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards should do so through the local government offices of the commission.

He further explained that INEC had supported OGSIEC in the past elections and would be willing to do same for a successful outing of the Commission.

Delivering her keynote address, the Chairman of OGSIEC, Alhaja Risikat Ogunfemi said OGSIEC would use the same copy of voters register used for the conduct of April 2015 general elections.

Ogunfemi said the Commission would build on the successes of the 2012 local government election in the state which, according to her, was generally acclaimed to be free, fair and credible.

The Chairman who advised political parties and politicians to play the game according to universal rule of democracy said it is a matter of moral and law to abide by the rules.

Delivering his lecture at the workshop, the recently promoted Assistance Inspector General of Police, Abdulmajid Ali advised all political parties to organise their campaigns in accordance with electoral act.

The AIG assured that the synergy between all security operatives and other stakeholders in the state would provide an enabling environment for the peaceful conduct of the election.

Other stakeholder at the event included National Orientation Agency, NOA; Ogun State Command of Nigeria Police; Committee for the Defence of Human Right and representatives of contesting political parties.