Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has promised that the Ondo election will be better than the governorship election in Edo.
He stated this on Monday during the INEC Stakeholders’ meeting for the Ondo Governorship Election.
The INEC Chairman stated that with the success recorded in Edo State, the commission can’t afford to low the bar in Ondo State come Saturday.
According to Yakubu, some lapses identified in the Edo election will be frontally tackled in Ondo.
He said: “We identified 16 areas of improvement, including logistics, prompt response to Smart Card Reader glitches on Election Day, the menace of vote-buying during elections and compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
“In response, we have engaged with land and maritime transport owners for forward and reverse logistics to and from land and riverine locations.
“We have engaged an additional 104 Registration Area Technical Support (RATECHS) staff to respond rapidly to issues with Card Readers on Election Day. We had useful discussions with the security agencies and anti-corruption agencies on how to deal with vote-buying during elections.”