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INEC sets the Ekiti House of Assembly additional election on April 15th.

Prof. Ayobami Salami, the Independent National Electoral Commission’s resident electoral commissioner in Ekiti State, stated on Thursday that the commission was ready to bring the election in the Ido/Osi State Constituency 1, in the Ido/Osi Council region of Ekiti State, to a peaceful and trouble-free conclusion.

Salami said, “The inconclusive election will be concluded on April 15. We only have three polling units in the constituency where the election will hold. That should not be too much of a challenge. We are prepared, we are ready to conduct the election on April 15.”

The REC requested that everyone in Ido/Osi Constituency 1 “please work with INEC and the security services so that we can have a successful end of this process,” speaking in Ado Ekiti while handing Certificates of Return to 25 members-elect of the Ekiti State House of Assembly.

“I believe that we are going to get more support and more collaboration of all stakeholders. We need to work with the security agencies, we need to work with the political parties, we need to work with the civil society organizations and all stakeholders to ensure that we have a successful election in the place”.

“We issued the certificates of return to the 25 members-elect of the House of Assembly on Thursday,” Salami said, adding that the vote to choose the 26th member would be completed on April 15. Salami claimed that the election for the State House of Assembly of Ekiti State on March 18 was conducted in a very peaceful manner.

Adeoye Aribasoye (All Progressives Congress, Ikole II), a lawmaker-elect and chairman of the House of Assembly Committee on Media and Publicity, expressed his gratitude to his constituents for electing him to a second term and vowed to uphold their expectations of him.

Aribasoye said, “My coming back to the Assembly is now based on experience in the art of lawmaking, oversight, monitoring activities of government and projects in my constituency. We will work with the executive to ensure that Ekiti people are better for it.”

Also, a lawmaker elect, Babatunde Omotayo (Social Democratic Party, Ise/Orun), said, “I am not going to the House to form the opposition, rather, I am going there to defend the interest of my people. I will join hands with my colleagues to pass good laws and protect the interest of my people.”

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INEC postpone governorship, house of assembly elections in 10 Lagos Polling Units

The governorship and house of assembly elections scheduled for this Saturday in 10 voting places in the state’s Victoria Garden City, Lekki region have been postponed by the independent national electoral commission.

Segun Agbaje, the Lagos State resident electoral commissioner for INEC, made this statement to media on Saturday at the VGC.

Members of the National Youth Service Corps who had been stationed in the region as temporary workers, according to Agbaje, were reluctant to approach the VGC estate since they claimed to have been kept captive during the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Agbaje claimed that the ad hoc staff had instead set up voting materials outside the estate, but the residents claimed that they were unable to vote because they did not feel comfortable and were worried about hoodlums invading and interfering with the election.

He claimed that the current security personnel were unable to handle the situation, therefore he and his crew had to go to the location.

“We have eight polling units here with 6,024 registered voters and out of which 5,624 people have their PVCs,” Agbaje stated.

He claimed that the current security personnel were unable to handle the situation, therefore he and his crew had to go to the location.

“Eight here (in the estate) and two outside,” he said.

“After due consultation and further directive from the national headquarters that we should remobilise here tomorrow (Sunday) morning by 8:30am to conduct the elections, by 8:30am tomorrow (Sunday) we will reconvene here.”

He claimed that the current security personnel were unable to handle the situation, therefore he and his crew had to go to the location.


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