INEC Chairman, NSA Strategise For Hitch-free Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi Guber Polls

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Alhaji Nuhu Ribadu have convened a high-level meeting to ensure hitch-free off-cycle Governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States.

INEC’s brief statement on X said, the meeting which was held at the NSA’s office in Abuja, was to assess the level of preparedness for the upcoming Guber polls.

It said, the “Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) Meeting Focuses on Logistics and Security for Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States”.

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INEC said, the meeting brought together top officials from INEC, Security Chiefs, and various security agencies.

It said, “the collaboration between these critical stakeholders underscores their commitment to ensuring the smooth, secure, and credible conduct of elections.

“Attendees at the meeting included INEC National Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, the Director-General of the Electoral Institute, Chairman Aides, Directors of the Commission, and other staff of the Commission.

“This diverse representation highlights the comprehensive efforts being made to address the logistical and security challenges associated with these upcoming elections.

“The discussions in the meeting cover a range of critical issues, including voter access to polling stations, transportation, and distribution of election materials, and security measures to maintain a peaceful electoral process.

“These preparations are pivotal to ensuring that the citizens of Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States can exercise their democratic rights in a safe and organized manner”, it said.

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