INEC meets stakeholders, candidates, sign peace accord ahead of Surulere bye-election

Residents of Surulere area of Lagos have been assured of safety of their lives and property during the forthcoming bye-election in the area.

They were also urged to be peaceful across party lines during the February 3rd Surulere Federal Constituency I bye-election promising that the exercise would be transparent and their votes will count.

INEC Resident Electorral Commissioner for Lagos, Prof Abayomi Salami stated these at the stakeholders meeting held at the headquarters in Yaba area of the state.

Twelve political parties have indicated interest to participate in the Surulere Federal Constituency 1 Bye-Election.

While speaking at the forum, Prof Ayobami Salami, said that the commission was ready to conduct transparent and credible election without neglecting the rules.

Representatives of political parties that attended the meeting, some candidates, and other stakeholders charged INEC to ensure a successful electoral process that will be acceptable by all.

They also stressed the need for early arrival of election materials at various polling units and maximum security that will encourage eligible voters to exercise their franchise.

Leading candidates in the bye-election following the resignation of former Speaker, Rt.Hon Femi Gbajabiamila for the position of Chief of Staff to the President include; Fuad Lagida of the APC, Labour Party. Adeola Adebanjo and PDP Jerry Efemikhe.

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