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Council polls: KOSIEC appoints 42 electoral officers

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From Adama John, Lokoja,
AHEAD the Kogi State local government election slated for May 4, 2013, the State Independent Electoral Commission (KOSIEC) has appointed 42 Electoral Officers and assistants for the conduct of the exercise for the 21 local government areas of the state.
Chairman of the commission, Chief Abraham Olaniran who disclosed this while inaugurating the 21 Electoral Officers and 21 Assistants in Lokoja,  charged them to uphold the integrity of the commission.
Mr.Olaniran urged them to guard against involvement in electoral malpractices, saying that as eyes of the commission at the Local Government level, they should operate as unbiased umpires.
He urged the officers to work in line with the aims and objectives of the commission especially, its resolve to make the next council polls a great improvement on that of 2008.
“We want sanity in our electoral system, we want improvement. You are to assist the commission in attaining these goals. You are our eyes and ears at the Local Government Areas.
The task of conducting elections at the council’s level, according to him, is an ardous one demanding the support and cooperation of other stakeholders.” he said.
Mr.Olaniran hinted that management of the commission had met with political parties representatives as well as security agencies in the state towards ensuring smooth take-off of electioneering activities in January next year.
Also speaking, Permanent Secretary of the commission, Mr Joseph Obaje implored the Electoral Officers to be discreet in their utterances and handling of sensitive electoral materials and urged them to always remain at their duty posts.
The commissioner in charge of Election, Mr Kehinde Asalu and the Director of Administration and Finance, Mr Oluwafemi Bobinihi urged the officers to always strife to earn the confidence of the electorate.
“You are supposed to be for all parties, alway avoid being seen in the company of particular politicians so that no one can accuse you of being partial”, they urged.

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