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Delta traditional rulers task INEC on impartiality

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Traditional Rulers in Delta State have enjoined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other stakeholders in the electoral process to exhibit the highest degree of impartiality, neutrality and non-partisanship in the conduct of next month’s presidential election.
 
They made the call via a communiqué issued at the end of a meeting of the State Traditional Rulers’ Council presided over by the Chairman, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II.
 
The monarchs also appealed to political gladiators to shun violence, thuggery and other electoral vices, adding that peace is necessary for the smooth conduct of the election.

   
Chairman of the council, Efeizomor, who briefed journalists at the end of the meeting, remarked that all stakeholders should work in line with their constitutional mandate to ensure credible, free, transparent and fair elections.
 
The monarchs, particularly urged Deltans not to engage in acts likely to jeopardize the peace and security of the state, adding that youths should shun the tendency to be used to disrupt the election.
 
They also pledge support for the Okowa government, saying the governor had done well in the administration of the state.
   
Earlier, the traditional rulers were briefed by INEC Administrative Secretary in Delta State, Mr. Femi, who explained the various guidelines for the election and assured that the commission will provide a level playing field for all the parties and their candidates.
 


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