56 political parties ready for 2019 general elections- INEC



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 56 political parties out of the 91 parties in the are set to participate in the 2019 elections.

The Electoral Commissioner (REC) in charge of Rivers, Mr Obo Effanga, said this during a media briefing on Friday in Port Harcourt.

He said that INEC interested in all the 91 political parties, adding that the commission only deal with political parties that for the election in 2019.

The REC assured Rivers people that the commission ready to free, and credible elections in 2019, stressing that “we assure you that on the day of the elections, every material needed for the elections be ready to free, and credible process.”

Effanga noted that the Card Readers be used for the 2019 elections.

He pointed out that any voter who not accredited by the Card Reader would not cast his or vote.

He explained that would be made if the Card Reader developed any hitch in the process.

He, therefore, called on community leaders to advise their youths against disrupting the elections, emphasising that any community that could not advise its youths to be of good conduct, INEC would not conduct elections there.

The REC urged stakeholders to play their part properly, saying that security agencies, the political class, among others, should that the 2019 elections were successful.

He stressed that any politician who would have objections of any kind concerning the 2019 should go to court to redress.

He called on the electorate to pick up their Permanent Voter Cards at their areas of registration to enable them to exercise their franchise on the day of the election. (NAN)