Elections: INEC assures of transparent process in Lagos

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu
INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos State, Sam Olumekun, says the electoral body is good to go, and ready to give residents of the state free and fair elections on Saturday.

Mr Olumekun spoke on the readiness of the commission in the state in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday.

In Lagos, the electorate will go to the polls to elect a governor and 40 members of the state house of assembly as part of the governorship and state assembly elections holding on Saturday in the country.

Supplementary elections will also take place in six federal constituencies in the state where the National Assembly elections held on February 23 were inconclusive.

Mr Olumekun said the commission was ready to give Lagos residents free, fair, credible and acceptable elections everyone would be proud of.

“In brief, we are good to go. We have all our materials ready, and already we are moving to the RACs (Registration Area Centres) now.

“We are looking forward to a fine outing tomorrow,” he said.

Mr Olumekun said the commission was passionate about delivering credible polls, hence the need for all stakeholders to support and collaborate with the electoral body.

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He cautioned all party supporters to shun violence and actions or speech that could impede the conduct of peaceful elections.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 45 governorship candidates across various political parties will be vying for the number one seat in the state.

Also, 640 candidates of various parties are eying the 40 seats in the Lagos State House of Assembly in the election.

(NAN)

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