The Independent National Election Commission (INEC) has assured the public that it is ready and prepared to carry out the gubernatorial election in Kogi State, slated for November 21st.
The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Kogi State, Halilu Pai, insisted that INEC is fully prepared to conduct a free and fair election.
Mr. Pai said that 3,000 card readers have been deployed and a 5-week training has been developed in response to some challenges INEC faced in the presidential election. He added that there would be 255 supervising officers for the Kogi election.
He also said that the card readers have been charged, checked, and are in good shape for use. 1,000 extra card readers are also in place incase of challenges in the process, according to Mr. Pai.
Stakeholders, NGOs, security agencies, and election observers are ready to
discharge their duties to enforce a free and smooth election process in partnership with INEC.
Mr. Pai noted that 1,397,786 total registrants in the 21 local governments in Kogi State are eligible to vote during the election.
He encouraged all to come out and vote, noting that it is their right and that INEC is committed to ensuring a free and fair electoral process.