In preparedness for the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, the newly posted Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo State Dr Adeniran Rahman Tella has called on the Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) For support for the Commission before, during and after the general elections in 2023.
The INEC REC in the State made this known today during a courtesy visit to the State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), CC Adaralewa Michael at the Command State Headquarters, Agodi Ibadan. Dr Adeniran Rahman seek for continual support from NSCDC in protection of INEC office, election equipment, personnels and other materials meant for the coming general elections.
The resident electoral Commissioner expressed the readiness of commission to conduct a credible elections in 2023 and used the medium to sensitized the Command on how the BVAS that will be used during the election works. Stated further that sensitization programme for the electorates is already on nationwide.
In his response, the State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps CC Adaralewa Michael commended the INEC REC for his visit despite little time available before the general elections, he promised the Commission of the Corps readiness to support INEC as is part of National Assets which is our mandate to protect. He stressed further by assuring the resident electoral Commissioner of the Corps commitment to provide 24hours security coverage at the Commission office both at the State Headquarters and local government areas respectively.