• I Have Not Stepped Down, Says Debo Ajayi
Chairman of the Electoral Committee and Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has directed all of the delegates voting in in the present day’s major election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to return together with their worldwide passports and voter playing cards or some other authorized technique of identification as situation for accreditation.
Al-Makura stated there could be heavy safety inside and outdoors the venue of the first to forestall a repeat of the mayhem that truncated the final train.
Addressing reporters, yesterday, at Damlek Occasion Centre in Ado-Ekiti, venue of the first, he warned the seven individuals banned by the Nationwide working Committee (NWC) from collaborating within the ballot to avoid the venue or danger arrest and prosecution.
The media parley was attended by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bello Ahmed; Director of Division of State Service (DSS), Mrs. Promise
Iheanacho; Commandant of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Donatus Ikemefuna and Sector Commander, Federal Highway Security Corps (FRSC), Mr. Ismaila Kugu.
These to be accredited are aspirants, delegates, journalists, observers and different crucial stakeholders.
Aside from the safety association, Al-Makura defined that services wanted for the conveniences of contributors have been offered.
Al-Makura stated: “Any delegate accredited gained’t be allowed to exit for any cause.
“Any delegate that enters the sector have to be recognized by his celebration membership card and further statutory id, corresponding to Worldwide Passport, driver’s licence, Nationwide Identification Card or Everlasting Voter Card (PVC).
“Such delegates have to be recognized with the checklist given to us by the nationwide secretariat. All accreditation have to be accomplished for delegates from all of the senatorial zones earlier than voting begins.
“Voting shall be accomplished as soon as at a time and it’ll begin with delegates from Ekiti South, the farthest, then Ekiti North and Ekiti Central, the closest.
“After identification, delegates shall be given poll paper and they’ll submit their delegates tag for punching and they’ll additionally submit the ropes of their tags.
He additionally famous that the panel wouldn’t permit any aspirant or delegate that wears branded supplies to the venue of the first.
Al-Makura disclosed that a few of the hoodlums arrested for disrupting the first had been already being prosecuted within the courtroom.
In the meantime, one of many governorship aspirants, Mr. Debo Ajayi, has denied reviews that he has stepped down for the Minister of Mine and Metal Growth, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
Ajayi, who handle journalists in Ado Ekiti, yesterday, stated he couldn’t be stooge of anyone, including that these peddling the hearsay had been those who will not be positive of their possibilities within the major election.
“For the avoidance of doubt, my aspiration is a name to service and a response to the agitation of the south senatorial district to provide the following governor. My aspiration is borne out of dedication to the restoration mission.
“I subsequently intend to take part and God keen, I intend to win the first tomorrow (in the present day).”