We promise a credible poll in Osun – INEC


Last Tuesday, the Independent National Electoral Commission,
INEC, yielded to the demand of the ruling
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and removed the State’s
Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Mr. Rufus Akeju.

The commission redeployed the Kogi State REC, Segun
Agbaje, to Osun. THE new Osun state Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, said INEC is prepared to
conduct a credible poll just as he solicited for the cooperation of
stakeholders in order to achieve the target.
Agbaje said “so far, a lot had been put in place on the part of the
commission towards the success in the August 9, 2014
governorship election in the state.”

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He stated that the forthcoming election in Osun state remains a
litmus test for the electoral body adding that “we appreciate this is
another integrity test for INEC and everything desirable is being
done by the chairman and the commission to ensure that we meet
the aspirations of Osun state people in particular and Nigerians as
well as the International community in general.”

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While he advised party leaders to caution their followers to eschew
politics with bitterness, he said this will go a long way in creating
a peaceful environment needed for the conduct of a free, fair,
credible and acceptable governorship election in the state.

Agbaje also urged the media, political parties and their
candidates, traditional and religious institutions, the civil society
groups, National Orientation Agency NOA to partner with the
commission to ensure conduct of free and fair

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