A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Lagos- The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) stated that, they have put measures in place to ensure free and fair elections, according to the commission the measures are seen to be working, report Vanguard
With meetings and programs put together by the INEC, journalists have suggested that the only issue that could make the general elections unsuccessful would be politicians themselves. Read Also: Jonathan splits Nigerian Pastors
The commission has asked political parties to play by the rules, and try to co-operate. He went on to explain that all votes will be counted in the presence of all political parties’ agents to show transparency.
Okojie, a journalist, issued a statement saying that, “It is important to note that free, fair and credible elections do not begin and end with only the procedures that INEC put in place for the conduct of such elections.
No matter how well elections are conducted, if the outcome is conflicts-ridden and characterized by violence, it will lose its essence of deepening democracy and it will undermine the credibility of electoral process.”
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