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The Independent National Electoral Commission, , Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo State, Mr Mutiu Agboke, has said the continuous voters’ registration would soon commence.

Agboke made the disclosure at a stakeholder meeting on Tuesday in Iseyin.

He said the exercise would capture new registrants and those that have issues with their PVCs such as replacement of lost or defaced cards and transfers from former locations.

The REC said that no fewer than 700,000 PVCs were still in the custody of the commission.

He implored leaders of political parties to start sensitising their members and supporters on the need to obtain the PVC, saying the card was the only requirement for voting.

The commissioner also warned leaders of political parties to start educating their members to refrain from political violence and violation of electoral laws.

“Also, politicians who have plan to contest for political positions in 2023 should start to familiarise themselves with their constituents rather than wait till the last minute to impose themselves.

” 2023 looks as if it is far but it is not, that is the reason INEC is making early preparation such as the stakeholders meeting we are holding now to engage all stakeholders on how to improve our electoral processes, ” he stated.

Agboke further admonished political parties to follow electoral laws and guidelines while conducting party primaries.

In his remark, Shina Peller, a member of the of Representatives, representing Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Kajola and Iwajowa Federal Constituency, said inadequacies in the nation’s electoral system had contributed to the challenges in conducting elections in the country.

He called for electoral reform that would proffer solutions to the challenges.

Also speaking, Oba Olayiwola Amidu, the Alawaye of Ado-Awaye, in Iseyin Local Government Area, assured the commission of the support of traditional rulers in the area to sensitise the people against electoral violence.

Amidu urged the commission to sustain its awareness and sensitisation campaign on zero tolerance to electoral violence.

The News Agency of (NAN) reports that representatives of some political parties, religious leaders, market women, artisans and security agencies in the local government attended the meeting.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Amotekun: Akeredolu reveals ‘major’ agreements Southwest governors reached with Osinbajo

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The Ondo State Governor and Chairman of the Southwest Governors, Rotimi Akeredolu, has disclosed what was agreed upon during the meeting with the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo with regards to Amotekun.

Akeredolu said governors of the region and Osinbajo agreed on a legal framework to be established to backup the region’s security outfit.

Recall that the Southwest governors had met with Osinbajo yesterday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting is coming 24 hours after the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, said Amotekun was not a threat to national unity.

Amotekun, an initiative of Southwest Governors, was first declared illegal last Tuesday by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami

However, Akeredolu while addressing State correspondents after the meeting, said: “We held a very fruitful discussion, the governors of the South-West were there. The meeting was presided over by the Vice President, the AGF was there and the Inspector General of Police.

“We have rubbed minds and all of us have agreed on the way forward. The most important thing is that we are going to have the legal framework to back this Amotekun. And this legal framework is going to be one in which all of us will look at and we will be sure that it goes without any hindrance.”

When asked if the agreement reached with the Vice President meant that the establishment of the outfit would be put on hold until the legal framework was developed, he said: “No. What I believe about our resolution is that Amotekan is there, you know the Federal Government is starting community policing. In essence really, it is about community. So, we are going to work together to see the community policing and Amotekan work in a way.”

Akeredolu also insisted that there were consultations before the establishment of Amotekun

“There were consultations, don’t say there were no consultations. There were consultations because we held discussions with the IG then and what has developed is what has led to this, not that there were no consultations.

“We just felt that with all these noise outside, it was better for us to sit down. Remember that immediately the noise started, I said that we were going to explore political solutions and all of us are here, my colleague, the deputy governor of Oyo State who is of the PDP, all of us are here. So, we have looked at both political and legal solutions to it and all of us will do it,” he said.

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Buhari returns to Nigeria from London

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday night, returned to from London, UK.

Buhari had flown to London to attend the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020, which held from January 17.

The president was received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by his Chief of Staff, the FCT Minister, the Inspector General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Services, as well as other government officials.

During his visit to the UK, Buhari held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

He also met with Nigeria community in the UK and the world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua.

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