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We’re Now Set For The Polls INEC declares


We’re Now Set For The Polls INEC declares

By Odunayo Odeja

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is ready for the presidential and National Assembly elections coming up next Saturday.
The electoral umpire also said it will convene an emergency security meeting with relevant security agencies to deliberate on the escalating spate of protests across the country.

Although the commission did not reveal the date for the meeting, it, however, explained that the disturbing spate of protests has necessitated the emergency meeting to secure assurances from the security agencies.

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INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen after inspecting the training of ad-hoc staff and the venue of the Collation Centre for the presidential election at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja.

In his words: “On what is happening around the country, the protest that you mentioned, it is a security matter. This is an issue that we are going to discuss with the security agencies. As you know we have our roles clearly cut out and others also have their roles cut out, but the most important thing is that we are working together.

The security agencies have assured and reassured that they will secure the environment for elections to hold peacefully nationwide. So, we have no issues in that respect.”

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