The National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has promised that the Ondo election will be far better than the governorship election in Edo.
He declared this on Monday during the INEC Stakeholders’ meeting for the Ondo Governorship Election.
Yakubu has arrived in Akure since yesterday,Tuesday 6th October.
The INEC Chairman said that with the success recorded in Edo State, the commission can’t afford to lower the bar in Ondo State come Saturday.
According to Yakubu, some lapses were identified in the Edo election and will be tackled in OndoDecides.
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.”