Rivers rerun will be free, fair – INEC

The Independent National Electoral commission [ INEC] said it would strictly abide by professional ethics in the conduct of the outstanding   legislative elections in Rivers.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)reports that

Mrs May Agbamuche –Mbu  the INEC National Commissioner in Charge of Rivers and Bayelsa stated this on Friday in Okehi, Rivers State

Agbamuche–Mbu made the pledge while delivering sensitive electoral materials at INEC office at Okehi in Etche local government area of the state.

She stated that since corps members would not be involved in the conduct of the Feb. 25, conclusive legislative rerun elections in Etche, INEC would be very meticulous in ensuring  the success of the exercise.

The Commissioner noted that the Commission had provided adequate staff to cover all the areas in the conduct of the rerun elections in Etche.

Agbamuche stressed that in order to mobilise enough manpower for the elections, some of the staff of the commission in Bayelsa and Cross Rivers  have been drafted to Etche.

She said that the sensitive materials were delivered to Etche under tight security, adding that the commission would ensure safe distribution of the materials to their final destinations.

The Commissioner said she understood the plight of the leadership of the NYSC for its inability to involve corps members in the conduct of the rerun elections in Etche.

Agbamuche promised that INEC would ensure free, fair and credible rerun elections in Etche come Saturday, Feb. 25.

She urged all stakeholders participating in the elections to conduct themselves properly in a bid to ensure success of the exercise.

In his remarks, the  Resident Electoral Commissioner, [ REC] for Rivers, , Mr Aniedi Ikoiwac ,  said that despite the non involvement of corps members, INEC has adequate manpower to conduct the elections.

He aid the Commission was prepared to conduct free, fair and credible rerun elections in Etche.

Ikoiwac noted that the security agencies have assured the Commission and stakeholders of providing adequate security .

The REC called on stakeholders and the political class to allow INEC carry out its duties freely without interference to ensure success of the exercise.

Ikoiwac promised that the Commission would ensure the distribution and movement of the sensitive materials to their destinations promptly to avoid delay in the process.

He said that the Commission would always fish out bad eggs among the staff and penalize them accordingly.

The Rivers INEC boss disclosed that there would be restriction of movement in Etche local government area, adding that he would confirm the time the restriction would start.

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