The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has given assurance that there would be uniform timing in the commencement of Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly elections nationwide.

The INEC National Commissioner in-charge of Enugu, Anambra, Benue States, Festus Okoye, gave the assurance in Enugu.

Okoye, who spoke to newsmen on the preparedness of the commission for the polls, also said that there would be full deployment of the smart card readers nationwide.

He said that the commission was ready to conduct free, fair and credible elections, adding that it had fine-tuned all the loose-ends encountered during the Presidential and National Assembly polls.

Okoye advised presiding officers to remain calm in the face of any threats from any quarters at the polling units but score that polling unit zero vote at the collation centre.