Ahead of the much awaited General elections, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Oyo State, Mr Mutiu Agboke has called on stakeholders in the polity to collaborate to ensure that uncollected Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, are claimed.
Mr. Agboke stated this while addressing members of Nigeria Union of Journaists, NUJ, during their monthly congress at the Press Centre, Iyaganku, Ibadan.
He expressed worry on the huge number of yet to be claimed PVCs in the state, noting that such situation was not the best for the nation’s democracy.
While stressing the readiness of INEC to conduct free, fair and credible polls, Mr. Agboke revealed that three different security personnel would man each polling unit during the election.
He added that the commission had carefully selected ad-hoc staff to be engaged during the election.
The INEC REC tasked journalists to crosscheck their facts and be careful while reporting election matters, saying it should be done with all seriousness.