INEC Holds Stakeholders Meeting Ahead Of Bye Elections In Plateau State

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By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Plateau State has organised a stakeholders meeting with politicians. security agencies and traditional rulers ahead of the bye election for Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency aimed at ensuring a hich-free exercise.
 Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Alhaji Hussaini Halilu Pai who was a co chairman alongside the State Commissioner of Police,  Bartholomew  Oyaka emphasized the need for peaceful election in the state.
 He said the body has fully prepared for the bye election and called on the stakeholders in the state to help in preaching peaceful coexistence among the people in the constituency.
  According to him, the commission has introduced biometric voters accreditation system aimed at checking cases of electoral fraud and issue of multiple voting among other offences during the exercise.
 Alhaji Hussaini Halilu Pai explained further that the system will impact positively in the country and assured that  INEC in the state will maintain neutrality in the conduct of the bye election following the death of the member representing Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency in the National Assembly.
 He assured those who were displaced from their houses as a result of the protracted crises in the constituency that arrangements has been done to make sure that they are allowed to vote provided they present voters card at the point of voting.
 The REC advised all those who lost their  cards and have grievances to seize the opportunity of the ongoing voters registration to obtain a new cards which they will always use during elections in the country.
Other people who spoke at the occasion included the representative of the political parties in the state, religious organizations, Civil Societies Organizations and security

personnel ahead of the bye elections in the state.

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