The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that the results that will be announced for the Kogi governorship election will be a reflection of the wishes of the people.
The Kogi State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Hale Gabriel Longpet gave the assurances at a one day engagement with all Media Executives in the state towards the November 11, 2023 governorship election.
The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner while assuring of a free fair and transparent election, insisted that the commission is striving hard to change the negative narratives associated with Elections in Kogi State.
While urging political parties to campaign and debate on issues rather than making unfounded statements, he urged the media to educate and sensitize people on the need to collect their PVCs.
The REC explained that the Media has a great role to play in ensuring a free, fair, credible and transparent election.
He tasked the media not to do anything that would mar the process.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner said the Commission has followed all the processes leading to successful election conduct, adding that, on October 12 and 16, the Commission would announce the date of the election respectively.
He pointed out that INEC will on October 14 conduct a mock election to test the processes for the Kogi State Governorship election.
In his remarks, Adeiza Momohjimoh, Kogi State NUJ Chairman, assured of the professionalism of working Journalists in the state before, during and after the governorship election.
In his address, the National Commissioner for INEC, Prof. Kunle Ajayi, urged the media to be professional in the discharge of their duties during the election and be mindful of the secrecy of the ballot, adding that, the announcement of the result is the exclusive preserve of the Commission.