Ahead of the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu says soldiers will not be deployed in the election. Yakubu, who stated this in a chat with newsmen in Lagos said the police remain the lead security agency in the country, and not the army.
While urging Nigerians to discountenance groups beating the drumbeats of war,the INEC boss also reiterate the commitment of the commission to protect the integrity of elections in the country.
Speaking further ,Yakubu informed that the commission is working to provide adequate security for the voters, staff, and election materials in the over 2,100 polling units adding that each of the polling units will have a minimum of four INEC staff and three security personnel.
He also explained that the commission will collate results at the 177 wards, and transfer to the 16 local government areas, from where the scores will be transmitted to the state’s collation centre in Ado-Ekiti, where the final results will be announced.