The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies and other stakeholders involved in elections to deliver on its promises to conduct successful polls.
This was contained in a communique signed by NGE President, Mustapha Isah and the General Secretary, Iyobosa Uwugiaren, at the end of a meeting of its Standing Committee in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The guild also said INEC, security agencies and other critical stakeholders must note that Nigerians desire that their votes count and are expectant of free, fair and credible elections, devoid of violence.
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The guild said,
“Nigerians desire that their votes will count and we’re expectant of free, fair and credible elections, devoid of violence.
“We call on the INEC to make good its promise of early deployment of electoral materials to polling units on election days and ensure its personnel, in their conduct, don’t deviate from provisions of the Electoral Act and other laws guiding the elections.”
The guild also noted that all eyes would be on the operation of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, and urged the electoral body to make sure that the devices are in top shape to perform fully and actualise the intended purpose of their introduction during the polls.
Daily report Nigeria reports that the Presidential and National Assembly elections is scheduled for February 25 while the governorship/states Houses of Assembly elections will hold on March 11.
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