Presidential aide says security agencies will prevent rigging ahead of guber polls
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on March 16, 2023
The Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, is saying that the body is doing all within its powers to sensitize citizens, especially in Plateau state for the success of the Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections.
INEC resident electoral commissioner in Plateau state, Dr. Oliver Agundu made the revelation during an interview with JayFm.
He says the development became necessary due to the concerns raised by Nigerians on the commission’s Bimordal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS reconfiguration exercise.
Dr. Agundu further reveals that the entire process was to ensure the next election was without glitches in any areas as experienced in the Presidential and National Assembly polls.
In the meantime, the Independent National Electoral Commission is saying that the National Youth Service Corps members that participated in the presidential and National Assembly elections will be paid their allowances.
This was disclosed by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi.
In a social media post, a corps member complained that NYSC members serving in Enugu State were yet to receive their election allowance and would therefore not participate in Saturday’s governorship and state assembly election.
Responding, Oyekanmi says that funds were already with its state offices, urging the corps members to be patient with the entire process.