Ekiti Is Set for Polls – Ekiti REC

Sam Olumekun, the Resident Electoral Commissioner,REC, of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Ekiti State, has assured all residents and electoral stakeholders that the Commission is substantially ready for the presidential and National Assembly elections coming up tomorrow.

He informed TELL that out of over 700,000 registered voters, about 511,230 of them have collected their permanent voter’s cards and are likely to vote tomorrow. Having test run the card readers in the state, Olumekun is optimistic that electorates will witness a smooth and hitch free electoral process in the general elections.

“We are substantially ready for the election. That we have tested the card readers is an indication that we are ready. We have done mock voting in the state and we are assuring residents and electorates that we are delivering near 100 percent perfect election,” he said.

Also, the REC after meeting observers from United States of America, United Kingdom, UK and ECOWAS, noted that adequate provision of security would play a critical role in the success of the forthcoming polls and that security agencies have been giving necessary support.

The meeting appraised the situation and strategised on how to ensure and guarantee maximum security during all electoral activities in the state.

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