The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that its staff will not engage in electoral fraud during the governorship election in Ekiti on June 18.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu also urged staff to uphold the commission’s code of conduct, demonstrate a normal sense of responsibility and professionalism, and vigorously resist any unethical behaviour during the Saturday governorship election.
He made the appeal in Abuja, advising them to ensure that no political party or candidate has an advantage over another.
Mr Yakubu stated that since the release of the timetable and schedule of activities for the poll in June 2021, INEC has collectively implemented several activities and taken every step to ensure a free, fair, credible, and inclusive process.
“This election will take place seven months after the successful conduct of the Anambra state governorship election in November 2021,” Mr Mahmood explained. “However, it will be historic because it will be the first governorship election to be held in accordance with the provisions of the new Electoral Act 2022. At Tuesday’s stakeholders’ meeting, I assured the political parties, their flag bearers, and the good people of Ekiti State that the choice of who becomes the state’s next governor is entirely in the hands of the voters.”
“I said so confidently because I am confident in the commitment, efficiency, and determination of all of you, our dedicated staff, to ensure a level playing field on Election Day, which is only 48 hours away,” he added.
Ekiti 2022: Mahmood Yakubu urges INEC staff to maintain good conduct