The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has assured the members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who will be involved in the conduct of the Ife-Central state constituency by-election on Saturday of adequate security.
Nasiru Ayilara, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for the election, gave the assurance while while speaking with newsmen on the readiness of the electoral body for the poll.
According to him, the movement would be restricted from 8am to 4pm only in the areas where the election would be held. He also noted that the commission had held a meeting with security agencies, adding that he had been assured by security agencies that no form of violence would be allowed during the election.
His words: “We have met with all the security agencies in the state and they have assured the commission of the safety of electoral officials, voters and electoral materials.,Corps members and other electoral officials will be protected. We don’t want any of our youths to die and we also don’t want anybody, who will be involved in the conduct of the election, to die.”
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