The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has reiterated its neutrality, promising a free and fair bye-election in Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency in Kwara State. The State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Malam Attahiru Madami, gave the assurance in Ilorin while speaking with the newsmen. The bye-election is scheduled to hold tomorrow November 17.
The Commissioner said INEC had engaged 1,855 ad hoc staff to ensure credible conduct of the election. He said that a total of 125,964 Permanent Voter Cards, PVC had been collected across the four local governments where the election would hold. Madami said that 11 political parties were supposed to take part in the bye-election, but only five registered.
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