By Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja
The Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Professor James Apam has assured Nigerians the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), will continue to tackle the incidence of vote buying during the 2019 general elections.
Apam who made this known while speaking at the opening ceremony of the capacity building workshop for the education Desk officers at States and Local government levels for the North Central States held at Hope Confluence Hotel in Lokoja.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner explained that INEC will continue to Partner with the security agencies to curb the issue of vote buying in the electoral system.
Professor Apam noted that through continuous voters education and sensitization of the stakeholders, the issue of vote buying will become a thing of the past.
He pointed out that the purpose of the capacity building is to rain the all the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC’s Education Desk Officers in the states and local government areas
“The essence is to build a capacity of assistants, deal officers in charger of voters education and publicity. You discovered that the issue now is the communication gap between the INEC and general public.
“We have sensitized the public about vote buying, the rest is left with of security agencies. While the categories of those involved in vote buying must be clearly defined,” he stressed.