By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
As the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State draws closer, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said the commission is set to conduct a free, fair, and credible governorship election in the state.
The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Rufus Akeju gave this assurance during the opening ceremony of three-day advocacy and the voter education training for some youths in the state.
Akeju expressed optimism that the election would be a huge success under the watch of the commission, stressing that the commission is ever ready with all arrangements to ensure the success of the election.
Akeju appealed to the youths in the state to shun every form of violence and thuggery before, during and after the poll.
He said the commission remains focused on the election with renewed vigour on voter education, declaring that the election would be conducted in line with international best practices.
According to him, “I want to assure you that INEC is ready more than ever before, committed to the conduct of a free, fair, credible, conclusive and acceptable election in Ondo State, come Saturday, October 10, 2020, in line with international best practices.”
He therefore concluded that the commission is working very hard towards eradicating the ‘do or die’ attitude, vote- buying menace as well as the high level of apathy associated with the electoral process.”