INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that after due consultations with relevant stakeholders, it has fixed the repeat re-run national and state assemblies polls in Kogi State on the July 23 in the affected communities. The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Samuel Madaki Usman disclosed this in Lokoja at a brief press conference on Monday, saying that the exercise would only take place in nine local government areas in the eastern axis of the state. The INEC boss explained further that the electoral umpire would conduct a repeat re-run election in the east senatorial district as well as state assembly polls for Ofu and Idah constituencies. He stressed the need for the stakeholders, especially politicians and contestants to eschew politics of bitterness, by playing the game according to the rules. The resident electoral commission hinted that without the full co-operation of the stakeholders it would be extremely difficult for them to deliver credible election; just as he said that they are determined to complete the exercise this time around. He assured the electorate that the lessons learnt from the previous exercises would be used to raise the bar during forthcoming poll, expressing the commitment of the electoral umpire to meet the global best practices. Also, he urged the media for support in this direction, reiterating that anybody without permanent voter card would not be allowed to exercise his franchise, and as such, should steer clear from the polling centres during the exercise.