INEC begins preparation for Ekiti supplementary poll

By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti


The Resident Electoral Commissioner, (REC), Ekiti State, Prof. Ayobami Salami, has disclosed that the commission has begun preparation for election in the  three polling units in Ido/Osi State Constituency 1 where election was inconclusive during the March 18 rescheduled governorship and House of Assembly elections.

Salami, reiterated the readiness of the commission to conduct a peaceful and hitch-free exercise and ensure the conclusion of the inconclusive election.

The REC, spoke in Ado-Ekiti after presenting Certificates of Return to 25 members-elect of Ekiti State House of Assembly.

According to Salami , “The inconclusive election will be concluded on April 15. We only have three polling units in the constituency where the election will hold. We are fully prepared.

He noted  that the electoral body had been appealing to all  stakeholders in Ido/Osi Constituency 1 “to please cooperate with INEC and the security agencies so that the commission can have a successful conclusion of the process..

Describing the just concluded  March 18 State House of Assembly election in the state as very peaceful and a hitch- free exercise, Salami called on the members of the political class to assist the commission by talking to their members on the need to allow peace to reign during the conduct of the rescheduled exercise.

A lawmaker-elect and Chairman, House of Assembly Committee on Media and Publicity, Adeoye Aribasoye of the All Progressives Congress, Ikole 2, commended  his people for giving him a second term ticket to represent them again, assuring that  he would not let the state down.

Also, a  lawmaker elect, Babatunde Omotayo, Social Democratic Party, (SDP) Ise/Orun constituency said, “I am not going to the House to form opposition, rather, I am going there to defend the interest of my people. I will join hands with my colleagues to pass good laws and protect the interest of my people”.

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