Lokoja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will deploy three of its national commissioners and 11 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to monitor the conduct of the November 21 governorship election in Kogi State, reports Vanguard.
INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, who disclosed this in Lokoja on Tuesday at a governorship election stakeholders’ forum, said the deployment was in line with the commission’s resolve to ensure free, fair and credible election in the state.
He said the three national commissioners will be saddled with the duty of monitoring the election in the three senatorial districts of the state namely, Kogi East, West and Central.
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He said the commission attaches much importance to the conduct of the Kogi election, especially being the first under his watch, stressing that all necessary arrangements have been put in place to ensure a free, fair and credible poll.
He noted that the Prof. Attahiru Jega-led INEC had raised the bar of the electoral process in the country and that Nigerians expect nothing short of that level of performance.