Ekiti guber poll: Oni urges INEC to protect election integrity

SEGUN Oni, candidate of Social Democratic Party in a final message before tomorrow’s election has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to protect the integrity of the election.

He spoke to journalists on Friday at his campaign office in Ado-Ekiti, the capital city.

Oni said for tomorrow’s election to pass the credibility test, INEC officials and party agents at polling units must ensure they sign, counter sign and stamp form EC8A.


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“Any form not stamped and signed I not considered authentic and will not be accepted,” he said.

He also urged INEC to use only trained staff to handle BVAS technology and not untrained adhoc staff.

He added that the result must be uploaded by polling officer into BVAS immediately after the election, warning that nobody should be allowed to move out until this is done.

“These three major guidelines, as set by INEC, must be adhered to in order to guarantee free, fair and credible election.”

    The SDP candidate said anything contrary can lead to chaos.

    He also warned the opposition to stop harassment of his loyalists few hours to the election.

    “We shall submit to Abubakar Salami signed Peace Accord.

    “But tell opposition not to set this state on fire. They should stop kidnapping and harassment of our supporters,” he told journalists.

    Ajibola Amzat, Managing Editor at The ICIR. He can be reached via [email protected]
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