OSOGBO – Chief Olu Falae, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, on Friday, called on stakeholders in the Osun State governorship election to ensure a peaceful and credible election.
Falae told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by telephone that the electorate and political party candidates in the state should replicate the conduct witnessed during a similar election in Ekiti on June 21.
He said each candidate should have the primary purpose of winning the election for the development of the state.
He also cautioned against thuggery, actions and utterances that might mar the election. According to him, successful conducts of state governorship elections are indications that the general elections in 2015 will be free and fair.
Meanwhile, preparatory to the election on Saturday, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), said it had taken measures to ensure that the election “is free, fair and credible’’.
INEC stated in its information kit that 20 registered political party candidates for the election on the platform of different political parties had been captured.[eap_ad_2]
The kit also stated that INEC could entertain complaints bordering on the conduct of the election by placing telephone calls to its Situation Room in Abuja.
“Complaints can be lodged or incidents reported from any polling unit throughout Osun for swift intervention as may be appropriate,’’ it said.
It gave the numbers of cell telephone lines to be used for the calls as: 07098115257, 07098117563, 07098110916 and 07098116381.
It said text messages could as well be sent via: 08101774434 and