The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC),Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ondo State,Dr.Rufus Akeju has solicits for the support of the traditional rulers in achieving a credible election in the state.
Akeju made this known on Friday when he had a meeting and a familiarization tour with the traditional rulers at the Cocoa conference hall,Governor’s office in Akure.
He said the aim of the meeting is to seek the blessing and collective support of the traditional rulers in order to achieve free, fair and credible elections in Ondo State in 2019 and beyond.
He said his doors is opened for complaints and reasonable criticisms and advice by the monarchs and leaders in the state to enable the commission succeed in its mission.
The REC appealed to the monarchs to urge its residents to approach the INEC offices nearer to them and collect their Permanent Voter Card (PVC) as they remains a major stakeholders that the commission sensitization on collection of PVCs could reach the grassroot level.
He also advised those who had attained 18 years to go to INEC office in local government areas close to them to register as this would enable them to perform their
He described PVC as very important document for every voter, adding that even banks had started requesting for PVCs before opening accounts for customers.
The Chairman Ondo State Council of Obas,Olukare of Akare-Akoko,Oba Momoh Akadiri assured the new REC that the council of Obas will support the commission in delivery a credible election in the state.
Oba Akadiri who was represented by Abodi of Ikale Kingdom, Oba George Faduyile advise the commission to create more centres where every resident can easily register without delay.
Oba Faduyile said that there lot of people yet to be register and putting all the figures together could be more than the already unclaimed card in INEC offices.
Also,Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, Oba Frederick Akinruntan lamented on how an under age will have PVC and urge the commission to look into the situation.