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Ahead of the September 21 and November governorshiip elections in Edo and Ondo states respectively, the Independent National Electoral Commission,(INEC) has  tasked the various security agencies in the country to take proactive measures that would guarantee early security preparations for the polls

INEC chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu have the charge during the commissions’ quarterly Consultative meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security, ICCES, on Friday.

The INEC boss explained the need to determine the number of personnel and other assets to be deployed to strategic locations early enough.

He pointed out that it was the proactive approach lbu the security that ed to the successful conduct of the last governorship election in Edo State on 19th September 2020 and in Ondo State on 10th October 2020.

“It is important to start security preparations very early.

“In particular, the number of personnel and other assets to be deployed to strategic locations should be determined and mobilised early enough.

“It was this proactive approach that led to the successful conduct of the last Governorship election in Edo State on 19th September 2020 and in Ondo State on 10th October 2020”, he said.

Yakubu added that there were no security incidents in the last governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States.

“It is important to start security preparations very early. In particular, the number of personnel and other assets to be deployed to strategic locations should be determined and mobilised early enough. It was this proactive approach that led to the successful conduct of the last Governorship election in Edo State on 19th September 2020 and in Ondo State on 10th October 2020. 

“There were no security incidents, materials were delivered promptly, logistics deployed smoothly, Polling Units opened on time, voters attended to efficiently and results collated and announced transparently. Let us replicate the successful conduct of the last Governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States. In fact, working together, we should ensure that the 2024 Governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States are an improvement on the success story of 2020.

“In the next few months, there will be further engagements with the security agencies and other members of ICCES at both national and State levels. We look forward to your plans to secure the environment without which INEC cannot successfully conduct elections,” the INEC boss noted

He, therefore, urged all parties involved to ensure the 2024 governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States are an improvement on the success story of the last elections.

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