INEC calls for protection of government property in Ekiti



The Independent National Electoral Commission in Ekiti has called on residents the state to ensure the protection the commission ‘s offices and property in the state.

Dr Adeniran Tella, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ekiti, made the call during the visit Mr Olagoke Olatoye, South-West Zonal Manager  the News Agency Nigeria (NAN), to the commission ‘s office in Ado-EkitiTella, represented by Mr Taiwo Gbadegesin, Head, Voters Education and Publicity of the commission in the state, urged residents of the state to shun any act of violence that could truncate the nation’s nascent democracy.He specifically advised youths to refrain from destructive acts and  embrace peace, saying that incessant attacks on INEC property would not benefit anybody.

Tella also appealed to residents Ekiti to allow democracy to thrive by ensuring that the slogan “One Man, One Vote” come to play in any election.

“I advise the residents of the state to stop violence, vandalism and attacks on our offices or officials, because the property being in some parts of the were provided through the tax payers’ money,” he said.

also said that cancellation of elections in any state due to violent act would not be in favour of the people, saying that they would not have the opportunity to elect their preferred candidates.

The resident electoral commissioner promised a more robust partnership between the commission and NAN.

He said was already an relationship, adding that INEC in the state would be more to its partnership with the agency.

In his remarks, Olatoye solicited for more partnership with the commission in respect of the forthcoming governorship election in the state, especially in the area of voters education.

He promised that NAN would  always support the commission through effective coverage of its activities. (NAN)