The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) On Sunday has tasked political parties fielding candidates in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Kogi State to ensure the conduct of transparent primaries.
Concise News understands that the electoral body through its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kogi Prof. James Apam made the call in Lokoja at a sensitization workshop organized for chairmen of political parties.
Apam while speaking urged the parties to ensure strict adherence to electoral rules ahead of the governorship polls set for November 16, 2019.
He also advised political parties to follow their set rules and those of the commission to avoid a repeat of what happened during the last election in Zamfara state.
“As a monitor, we keep on emphasizing for them to follow the rules and regulations. Of course, what happened in Zamfara State is an eye-opener.
“We do hope that with the clear decision of the court, the parties must ensure they abide by their existing rules and regulations. A clear signal has been sent to them and I think that will be an eye-opener to them,” he said.