Ekiti Poll: INEC Identifies 299 Flashpoints

 Ekiti Poll: INEC Identifies 299 Flashpoints

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has identified 299 flashpoints among polling units in Ekiti State.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Abdulganiyu Raji, made this known on Tuesday at the Nigeria civil society situation room dialogue ahead of the July 14 gubernatorial election in the state.

At the programme, which took place in Abuja, Raji said the commission was ready for the election and was working with security agencies and other stakeholders to address challenges before the poll.

An online medium, The Cable, quoted him as saying, “We have identified 299 flashpoints polling units within the state and we are preparing for them; but before the election, some of the threat areas would have been addressed.

“We have submitted the necessary information to the commissioner of police in the state and our national commissioner has forwarded the information to the deputy inspector-general of police for necessary action.

“Presently, our election risk management desk is working on flashpoints mapping to make it easier for stakeholders to read.”

He appealed to the civil society organisations to join INEC in appealing to political parties and their members to stop hate speeches as well as rumour mongering.

Tolani Giwa

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