John Abiodun, Ado Ekiti
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cautioned politicians in Ekiti State against campaigns that run foul of the stipulation of the Electoral Act.
INEC administrative Secretary in Ekiti State, Dr Muslim Moleke, frowned at the action of politicians across the different political parties who had started mounting billboards and campaign activities ahead of the 2018 governorship election, said campaigns could only be held within 90 days to the election.
Moleke who spoke in Ado Ekiti while unveiling preparations of the electoral body for the commencement of continuous voter registration in the state billed to take off on Thursday, said INEC had reported activities of such errant politicians to the police and other security agencies for necessary action to ensure there is no breakdown of law and order.
The INEC boss, who urged Ekiti people of election age, who had not registered or did not have their names in the voter register to avail themselves of the opportunity of the registration exercise which would take off at the INEC offices in the 16 council areas of the state.
Moleke, who said that over 200,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) were yet to be collected from INEC in the state, said the registration exercise would afford such voters to collect their cards.
He said it would also be an opportunity for voters whose biodata have one error or the other to correct such.
According to him, adequate arrangements in terms of training of staff as Registration Area Officer, enough funds/materials, security and public enlightenment have been put in place to ensure success of the exercise.