The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the Ondo State election has said that it is working to ensure early opening of polls and declaration of results, especially in the riverine areas, in the October 10 governorship election.
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this in Akure, Ondo State on Thursday, during a meeting with traditional rulers in the state in preparation for next month’s election.
Yakubu said that INEC would pay particular attention to places with difficult terrains so that it could deploy materials early and get the results out of these places in good time.
Yakubu said, “Just yesterday, we discovered that between Ese-Odo and Ilaje, we have 270 polling units that are riverine areas.”
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“So, we’ve to quickly mobilise the boats and to get the results out early.”
“The last time we had the support that we needed because the boats that we use to move materials and to bring results back have no headlights, so they are hardly used at night, but the Navy provided support because their boats have illumination.”
“Fortunately, the law empowers the commission to seek the support of the military in moving materials to locations.”
“So, I assure you that we’re leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that we deploy promptly and will also get results out to the state capital in good time.”