The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ondo State has created an additional six voter registration centers to ease the registration process of new eligible voters in the state.

Olabimpe Awoniyi, the head of INEC’s Voters Education and Publicity department in the state, disclosed this in a statement issued and obtained by SaharaReporters in Akure, the state capital.

He listed the new registration centers as: Akure Town Hall, St. Paul Primary School in Ore, Youth Centre in Odode Idanre, Oke Igbo Town Hall, St. Patrick Primary School in Yaba Ondo and CAC Primary School in Idoani.

Mr. Awoniyi said the new registration centers would make it easier for new and eligible Ondo State voters to exercise their constitutional rights by registering to vote.

He explained that the ongoing registration exercises being carrying out in all states in Nigeria are for persons who have turned eighteen years of age since the last election or missed the previous exercises.

Meanwhile, a new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mutiu Adegboke, has been posted to the state by INEC.

Mr. Adegboke, who hails from Ogun State, is an alumnus of the African Church Grammar School, Abeokuta, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, and the University of Ilorin.  

The new REC replaced Olusegun Agbaje, whose tenure expired after conducting the 2016 gubernatorial race.

SaharaReporters reported that INEC Secretary Augusta Ogakwu  confirmed the posting of Mr. Olaleke to Ondo State in a statement issued in Abuja.

In the statement, the INEC National Chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu, advised Mr. Olaleke to adhere strictly to the provisions of the constitution, the electoral act and other legal frameworks in the discharge of his duties the state.

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