Again, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has reaffirmed its commitment to conducting free, fair and credible governorship election in Kogi state on November 16.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC in the state, James Apam, gave the assurance when the Centre for Advocacy for Justice and Rights, CAJR paid him a visit in his office in Lokoja.  He commended the organisations for the initiative and for having the interest of the state at heart.
Apam noted that elections in Kogi had not been very peaceful in the past, but urged the people to start turning a new leave and develop a new culture of having very peaceful election in the state. He expressed optimism that a peaceful and violent-free election would become the new culture in the state henceforth, promising to build peoples’ confidence in INEC, for the benefits of all.

Earlier, the Project Coordinator of CAJR, Etty Peter, said the visit to INEC was part of their activities with other partners to show support for INEC towards the November 16 governorship and National Assembly elections in Kogi She added that the road walk was aimed at sensitising the people of Kogi to say ‘no’ to election violence and ‘yes’ to peaceful elections.