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  • Updated: January 12, 2023

2023 Elections: Don't Be Hoodwinked By Politicians - INEC

2023 Elections: Don't Be Hoodwinked By Politicians - INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner for Osun State, Dr Mutiu Agboke has urged the electorates in the state not to be hoodwinked by the politicians.

This is as the Commission prepares to hold the general elections scheduled for February and March, 2023.

The Osun INEC REC also charged the electorates to avoid violence and for the politicians to only canvas for votes as peace is needed for the election to hold.

Agboke stated this at the Palace of the Apetumodu of Ipetumodu, Oba Professor Olugbenga Joseph Oloyede on Wednesday during a sensitisation visit.

Agboke who noted that traditional rulers have the authority to talk to their subjects and make them to listen added that the reason for the visit is that electionnering process in Nigeria is a multi-stakeholder activity and the traditional institution is one of them.

He also added that they were lots of activities ongoing which will culminate in the 2023 general elections.

"Reason for my coming is that in Nigeria, electionnering process is a multi stakeholder activity and the traditional institution is one of them.

"They have the natural power to talk to the people and the people will listen.

"There are lots of activities ongoing to culminate into the 2023 general elections and collection of PVC is one of them.

"There is need to scale up the level of awareness for the collection of the PVC and we want you to talk to the people to collect their PVCs."

While assuring the monarch that every vote will count as the introduction of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machine has made result to be assured, he warned that without the PVC and accreditation by the BVAS machine, there will be no voting.

He also assured that the election would hold despite the concern about insecurity.

Responding, Oba Oloyede praised the Commission for the type of sensitisation it has embarked on.

The traditional ruler noted that the education was necessary as it is a good thing to let the people know their ineliable rights.

"Many of the people don't know their right that they have right to vote people out if they don't do what they are elected to do.

"During the end of the year prayer, I instructed the people to go and get their PVC to be able to vote."

Dr Agboke who was also at the INEC Local government office at Ipetumodu also warned against the sale of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and working to sabotage the election.


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