INEC urged the electorates to embrace peace and cast their votes without entertaining any fear of intimidation.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged Ekiti residents to shun acts that could truncate the conduct of the June 18 governorship poll in the state.
Ndidi Okafor, INEC Deputy Director, in charge of civil society organisations, gave the advice at a programme organised for CSOs in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday.
Mrs Okafor asked the electorates to embrace peace and cast their votes without entertaining any fear of intimidation, adding that only peace will bring development.
She said that the essence of meeting with the CSOs was to mobilise citizens through the training and sensitise them.
“I want all the CSOs in attendance to please take the message of peaceful election, free, fair and credible elections to the people in the grass root,” she said.
Earlier, the state National Electoral Commissioner, Adeniran Tella, represented by the Head of Voters Education and Publicity, Femi Akinbiyi, said the commission was determined to make the election a reference point.
Also, a member of the CSO, Timothy Olaoluwa, lauded INEC for the determination to conduct an acceptable governorship election in the state.
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