The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) pledged not to give in to what it called “electoral banditry” aimed at discrediting the electoral process and delivering predetermined results.
Mr. Festus Okoye, National Commissioner of INEC and Chairman of the Voter Information and Education Committee, made the vow during an interview with NAN on Sunday in Abuja.
Okoye was speaking on the decision to indefinitely suspend the Ekiti State East District 1 elections held on Saturday in Ekiti State.
He said the decision was necessary to preserve the integrity of the elections in the country, as well as to safeguard the lives of citizens.
News360 Info recalls that after the murder of three people shot dead by armed men while a policewoman, a member of the corps, and staff of the INEC were shot and wounded during the elections on Saturday, the commission suspended the exercise.