Ekiti 2014: Adeyeye counsels INEC on transparency, free and fair election

By Lere Olayinka
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The Ministerial Nominee from Ekiti State, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye has urged the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Atahiru Jega to monitor closely, the Electoral Officers assigned with the responsibility of conducting the June 21 governorship election in the State, saying that "there are insinuations that most of the Electoral officers posted by INEC to Ekiti have been compromised by the All Progressives Congress (APC)."

Adeyeye, who maintained that the PDP in Ekiti State was sure of wining the election in a free, fair and transparent atmosphere, urged INEC and security agents to avoid being compromised by the APC.

In a release issued on Thursday, Adeyeye said; "Ekiti people have made up their minds to replace the present government with a PDP government, and we hope that INEC officials will not collude with the APC to circumvent the wish of the people."

He urged members and supporters of the PDP to monitor closely all the Electoral Officials in their respective polling units.

Adeyeye said; "INEC is in the eyes of the entire world and we hope Prof Attahiru Jega will ensure that his field officers do not allow themselves to be used to scuttle the process.

"This is because there are insinuations by Ekiti people that most of the Electoral Officers posted to Ekiti State for this election are Sympatisers of the APC.

"Jega must therefore watch his field men closely so that they don't soil his image and put Ekiti into chaos because of their own personal greed."