The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is committed to a free fair, transparent and credible elections in 2019.
INEC’s National Commissioner supervising Benue, Anambra and Enugu states, Festus Okoye, stated this at an interface with the media and Civil Society Organisations, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, at the weekend.
“We want to ensure that, at the end of the elections, the votes of the people count.”
He further said INEC had set up a special committee that would fashion out legal, registration and voting frameworks for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across Nigeria, including Benue State.
While stating that the measure would guarantee their participation and protection in the 2019 general elections, the INEC commissioner said the step became necessary to make sure all those who were displaced from their original homes, as a result of one crisis or the others, including flooding, were not disenfranchised.