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2015: INEC tasks stakeholders on credible polls


OSOGBO – Dr Rufus Oloruntoyin, the Resident Electoral Commissioner  in Osun,  on Wednesday urged stakeholders to work together to ensure  free, fair and credible general elections in 2015.

Oloruntoyin made the plea  at the  public presentation of  voters  handbook   in Osogbo.

He said the sustenance of  the nation’s  democracy could  only be possible  when there was  collective effort in the democratisation process.

Oloruntoyin  said that INEC  was  ready to support any NGO, civil society organisations  and faith based organisations in the area of public education and sensitisation.

“We are also ready to partner with anyone in the area of  voter and civic education in order to provide  proper information to  citizens,’’ Oloruntoyin said.

The state NOA Director, Mr Remi Omowon,  urged  the political class, INEC, media, judiciary, civil society organisations and security agencies to work together for the sustenance of democracy.

Omowon said that  the partnership  would help to ensure a responsible and  accountable  conduct of their performance in the forthcoming general elections.

“The interface and sustained consultations, among all political and non-political stakeholders is necessary for the successful conduct of the election.

“INEC should be commended for holding several of such consultations and interface with various political actors and security agencies, ’’ Omowon said.  (NAN)

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