BY MAYOWA SAMUEL
The Independent National Electoral Commission has obtained and distributed sensitive and non-sensitive election materials across the 20 Local Government Areas of Lagos State.
Lagos Resident Electoral Commissioner, Olusegun Agbaje, disclosed this on Wednesday in an address to newsmen during the distribution.
Agbaje noted, “As the election for governorship and State House of Assembly approaches in Lagos state, we have about 40 constituencies where we are going to conduct election on Saturdays.
“Our materials would be escorted by security agents to ensure safety ahead of the election.”
On why political parties’ agent were not present, he said, “We told them we were commencing by 9am, this is 10:30am. It is only the PDP agent that is on ground.”
Asked whether results would be transmitted immediately from the polling units to IREV, Agbaje said state INEC offices could not assure transmission of results from the polling units to IREV.
“The deal is the national headquarters. And the national headquarters has consistently assured that all the errors made during the presidential election will be rectified and there will be no hitch or glitch again,” he assured.
Asked if he could assure Lagosians of free, fair and credible elections, he said, “By the grace of God. Elections are won and lost at the polling unit. RECs cannot influence any election, all the REC does is to sit by the returning officer at the State office and at the end of the day, the collation officer and the returning officer will declare the winner.”