From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
Professor James Apam, Kogi REC
The Independent National Electorial Commission (INEC), has vowed to observe the COVID- 19 protocols in the next Saturday, December 5, 2020 House of Assembly by-election in Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State .
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), for Kogi, Professor James Apam disclosed this on Thursday while speaking at the stakeholders meeting in preparation for Ibaji Constituency seat bye election in State .
He explained that during the recent governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States respectively, INEC observed COVID-19 protocols , stressing that voters in next Saturday election in Ibaji must observe protocols.
The REC pointed out that the social distancing , use of face masks , hand washing and sanitizers would be strictly applied during the election.
Apam added that all the INEC Staff would do the same , calling on voters to come to various polling units with their face masks.
He stated that card readers would be sanitized intermittently, saying that immediately been allowed to vote, the INEC officers will apply sanitizer on Card readers.
He however, assured the people that the Commission is poised to conduct free,fair and peaceful bye election in Ibaji Local government area.