By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed to observe the COVID-19 protocols in the next Saturday, December 5th, 2020 House of Assembly bye-election in Ibaji Local government area of Kogi State.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Professor James Apam disclosed this on Thursday while speaking at the stakeholders meeting in preparation for Ibaji Constituency seat bye-election in Kogi State.
He explained that during the recent governorship elections in Edo and Ondo State respectively INEC observed Covid-19 protocols , stressing that voters in next Saturday election in Ibaji must observe protocols to avoid crisis..
The REC pointed out that the social distancing, use of face masks, washing hand, and Sanitizers would be strictly applied during the election.
Apam added that all the INEC Staff would do the same, calling voters to come to various polling units with their face masks.
He stated that that card readers would be sanitized intermittently, saying that immediately A is allowed to vote the INEC officers will apply sanitizer on Card readers before the next voter will vote
He, however, assured the people the State that the Commission is poised to conduct a free,fair and peaceful bye-election in Ibaji Local government area of Kogi State on 5th, December 2020.