Ekiti Assembly by-election: INEC receives sensitive materials ahead Saturday

The Independent National Commission (INEC) has confirmed receipt sensitive materials, ahead Saturday’s by-election in Ekiti East Constituency I.

The INEC Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Taiwo Gbadegeshin, gave the confirmation in an interview with the Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday.

He said that the materials would be distributed on Friday in the presence party agents, media practitioners, security operatives and other stakeholders.

NAN recalls that the seat became vacant, following the death of Mr Juwa Adegbuyi, who represented the Constituency in the House of Assembly the platform of the All Progressives Congress, in January.

NAN also reports that five political parties have signified their interest in participating in the by-election.

They are: Action Alliance (AA), All Progressives Congress (APC), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Young People’s Party (YPP).

NAN reports that representatives and of the parties have also signed a peace accord, pledging to abide by the outcome of the exercise.

The signing of the accord done at a stakeholders’ meeting preparatory to the election.

Gbadegeshin called for the cooperation and support of all the and their political parties in order to ensure a violent-free exercise. (NAN)