Ahead of the Ogun state local government election, slated for October 8, the chairman of the state electoral body, Mrs Sidikat Ogunfemi, has warned against violence and other practices that could put the exercise in disrepute.
The Ogun state Independent Electoral Commission, (INEC), advised political parties and their members to play the game according to the rules of the electoral laws.
This is to ensure a free and credible local government election, into the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas of the state.
Mrs Ogunfemi made the call during a stakeholders meeting held in Abeokuta, the state’s capital.
She also told residents who had not collected their permanent voters card to do so, in order not to be disenfranchised in the coming election.
The electoral body’s official assured political parties of a level playing field in the election.
The Assistant Inspector General Of Police Zone 2, Abdulmajid Ali, represented by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Jude Azuka, assured residents of adequate protection of lives and property before, during and after the election.
The event was attended by members of the participating political parties, members of the civil society and security agencies.