INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday resuscitated the Ekiti State Implementation Committee on Voters Education and Publicity (SICVEP) ahead of the July 14, 2018 governorship election in the state.

The committee is made up of representatives of the Federal Ministry of Information, State Ministry of Information, the Ekiti State Office of the National Orientation Agency, Ministry of Women Affairs, the Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State and the State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

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Speaking at the inaugural meeting of the committee, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the State, Prof. Abdul-Ganiyu Raji, stressed the importance of passing accurate information on guidelines for the on-going voters’ registration and other relevant voter education.

He said this was targeted towards ensuring the success of the governorship election this year and the general elections scheduled for 2019.

Raji, who was represented by the Administration Secretary of the Commission in the State, Dr Omoleke Muslim, expressed satisfaction with the progress made in the on-going voter registration.

The REC listed activities lined up for the committee in preparation for the elections to include organising implementation meetings with relevant stakeholders, voter education at the grassroots, as well as production and distribution of information, education and communication materials.