Osun 2018: Observer Group Lauds INEC

Osun 2018: Observer Group Lauds INEC

A non- governmental organization, Pan African Women Projects, accredited to observe Osun governorship election has lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC for its preparedness to conduct a free, fair and credible election in Osun State.
Addressing newsmen in Osogbo Friday during its pre-election assessment report, the Head of Mission Pan African Women Project, Dr. (Mrs) Eno Udensi noted that INEC has been transparent in its dealings.
“We observed a hardworking Independent National Electoral Commission INEC with a mission towards a transparent electoral process” she remarked
The NGO that is an organization of African Women from fifty-five nations of Africa and the Diaspora with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa  according to Udensi recruited the service of no fewer than 150 persons who are indigenes of Osun to form a formidable team with the international observers.
Udensi who identified inducement as bane of the current electoral process as it manifested heavily in the last gubernatorial election in Ekiti State noted that the ugly trend is also rearing its ugly head in Osun as manifested in suspicious empowerment programme, distribution of gift items among others.
She endorsed the steps taken so far by INEC to curb the cankerworm from Nigeria body polity such as restriction of electorate from carrying hand phones into voting arena and repositioning of polling arena.
Dr. Udensi who urged Osun electorate to go out in large numbers to vote today expressed satisfaction with the awareness created in the form of media coverage, road walk sensitization, and voters education by various agencies and political parties
The NGO however described the campaigns and rallies by political parties across the state as expensive adding however that the rallies were devoid of violence.
In its contribution,  the Director General, Centre For Credible Leadership & Citizenship Awareness Dr. Nwambu Gabriel called on electorate in Osun to conduct themselves peacefully as they go out to exercise their voting rights today.

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