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EKSIEC Okays December 7 For LG Election

ADO-EKITI – The Ekiti State Independent Election Commission (EKSIEC) has said that it has put in place a open and transparent processes which make it difficult for the opposition party to boycott the forthcoming council poll in the state.

The chairman EKSIEC, Justice Jide Aladejana, gave the assurance during a press briefing held in his office in Ado- Ekiti ahead of the council poll.

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Aladejana disclosed that the local government election would hold on December 7 2019.

The tenure of the 177 councilors and 16 local government chairmen and other appointed officials wouldlapse on December 19, 2019, having assumed office on December 19, 2017.

He explained that the commission had embarked on aggressive mobilisation and sensitisation of the stakeholders ahead of the poll.

Aladejana assured that the polls would be transparent and devoid of rigging, appealing to the opposition parties not to boycott the poll.

The EKSIEC boss disclosed that the body would use voter registers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its guidelines for the conduct of the  election, saying the voting would be by manual.

He said the commission would collaborate with the security agencies and that they have been given assurances that there won’t be intimidation, rigging and suppression of the opposition on the Election Day.

” We are assuring our people that your votes will count, so all parties must sponsor candidates for the elections.

“Don’t have this wrong perception that the local government election will automatically be rigged in favour of the ruling party”, he said.

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