Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu has declared that the electoral body is well prepared for the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Ondo Stae which is slated for the 10th of October, 2020.
Professor Yakubu said this while briefing newsmen during his visit to the INEC Headquarters in Akure yesterday. He also added that the over 5,000 card readers that got burnt prior to the just-concluded Edo Election have been replaced and configured for use at the polls on the 10th.
In addition, the INEC boss said Zee Pads will be used at the polling centers for swift uploading of results.
We are ready for the election. The same preparation we made for Edo is the same we will make for Ondo. For the purpose of this visit is for us to see practically what the state office has done, we also need to engage some of the stakeholders.
For instance, we are meeting with the council of traditional rulers, and then thereafter the security agencies. We will meet with our staff; we have requested that all our staff in the 18 local governments to come to Akure on Friday. We will use the opportunity to see the level of preparation.
We will be back in a week for stakeholders’ meeting and tthe signing of the peace accord. But this visit is essentially to meet our own officials to see the level of preparation.
Equally and importantly, we used the zee pads to upload the results on the election day in real time. We have moved the zee pads from Edo to Ondo State for the election. At the polling units, you will see both cards readers and the zee pads. So, we are fully prepared for the election.
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