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2019: Concerns in INEC over role of security agencies in Osun Poll

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern over the role of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies in the conduct of elections in the country.

The concerns came on the heels of alleged brazen acts of violence perpetrated by hoodlums and political thugs during the just concluded governorship election in Osun State.

The top echelon of the election management body are said to have been embarrassed by the violence that trailed the said election inspite of the heavy deployment of security personnel to Osun State INEC, Sunday Telegraph learnt was particularly disturbed at the damming verdict of the International Observers who wrote off the Osun poll as failing to meet the basic and acceptable standards of an election in a democracy.

The Election Monitors drawn from the Missions of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States of America observed that last Thursday’s election did not meet the irreducible minimum standards expected of an election.

New Telegraph, September 30, 2018


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