The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a stern warning to party agents, emphasizing the importance of maintaining order and not causing any disruptions during the collation of results.
Speaking to stakeholders prior to the commencement of the collation exercise at the INEC office in Lokoja, the state capital, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in charge of the Kogi State off-cycle governorship election, Dr. Gabriel Longpet, emphasized that they were strictly adhering to the established rules and regulations governing the conduct of the exercise.
He said: “There are procedures and laws, I would not anticipate any disruptions by stakeholders, note your concerns and they will be addressed at the end of the exercise.”
On his part, Kogi State Returning Officer, Professor Johnson Ozoemenan Urama, said during the collation of election results that as electoral officials, they have taken an oath of neutrality.
He called on all stakeholders present to cooperate with them, assuring the public that the electoral officials will dispense their assignment with fairness and honesty.
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