INEC boss Mahmood Yakubu

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris have expressed their readiness for the September 22 election in Osun State.

The arrival of both officials for a stakeholders meeting on Monday comes barely five days to the governorship election in the state.

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The electoral body and the security agent also vowed to curb vote buying before and during the election.

INEC Chairman on his part said that collection of the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in the state will end by 5 m today.

According to him, the number of registration areas is 333, polling Units are 3010, and voting points are 3,765.

The state also has three senatorial districts, nine federal constituencies, and 26 state constituencies.

In all, Yakubu stated that the total numbers of registered voters are 1,682, 495.

On his part, the police chief warned that the police would deal decisively with anyone caught buying and selling votes.

He reiterated the commitment of the police in providing adequate security to residents of the state before, during and after the election.