The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said the commission had recruited and trained 13,000 supervisory and electoral officials to man the 3,000 polling units across Kogi State in the state’s November 21 gubernatorial election.
He made this known while addressing a stakeholders’ forum in Lokoja on Tuesday.
Yakubu noted that he was determined to build and improve on the achievements of his predecessor, Prof. Attahiru Jega, by making Kogi State election the best ever conducted in the country, warning that only the people of Kogi State, and no one else, will determine who their next governor will be.
He revealed that all card readers to be used in the next Saturday election had been tested, configured and confirmed to be fit for use during the election.
According to him, only those with permanent voter cards (PVCs) would be eligible to vote in the election.
The INEC chairman disclosed that 11 resident electoral commissioners from other states had been mobilised to see to the smooth conduct of the election.
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