INEC commences distribution of non-sensitive materials today
Ahead of the kick-off of the 2023 general elections on Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) will commence distribution of non-sensitive materials to various locations across Kwara State on Thursday (today).
The distribution exercise will be held at the premises of the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), Ilorin office by 8am, according to INEC’s contact person, Mr. Ibrahim Bolaji.
Similarly, no fewer than 14 political parties on Wednesday signed Peace Accord at the state headquarters of INEC in Ilorin. ROYAL NEWS reports that the event was witnessed by representatives of security agencies, international and local election observers, as well as media practitioners.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mallam Garba Attahiru Madami, described voluntary signing of the peace accord by the political parties as a good development even as he urged them to abide by the content of the document.
He further assured all stakeholders of INEC’s readiness to deliver the best election in the state and the country in general.
Also speaking, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG in charge of Zone 8, Adekunle Ashafa, thanked leadership of the political parties for their commitment towards ensuring peaceful conduct of the election.
In his comment, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Paul Odama, said that the security agencies would ensure adequate security before, during and after the elections.
Also speaking, Kwara state coordinator, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Olusegun Adeyemi, urged residents of the state to reciprocate efforts of the INEC by playing their role in the democratic process.
In his speech on behalf of the political parties, the Kwara state deputy chairman, Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Mr. Shina Ajisafe, said that the political parties would ensure strict adherence to the peace accord document signed at the event.
Fourteen political parties among 17 political parties in Kwara state on Wednesday signed a peace accord document ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general election.
African Action Congress, (AAC) Labour Party (LP) and Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) did not field candidates and thus were absent at the event.
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