Operatives are sent by the ICPC to observe the polls in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) has sent out agents to observe the Saturday governor’s race in the states of Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi.

The deployment was confirmed by the Commission’s spokesperson, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

The commission claims that the operatives have been stationed throughout the 649 wards and 56 local government areas in these three states where the elections are set to take place.

According to Ogugua, their main responsibilities during the election are to keep an eye out for and stop electoral malpractices such vote-buying at the numerous polling places.

“The monitoring exercise is a response to the invitation extended to the ICPC by INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to ensure that the electoral processes in these three states are free and fair,” the speaker stated.

Throughout this effort, the operatives were asked to cooperate with other agencies by Mr. Alex Chukwura, the ICPC Head of the Special Duties Division (SDD).

Prior to deployment, Chukwura underlined that in order to guarantee the integrity of the elections, collaboration with the military, police, Department of State Security, other security agencies, and INEC was essential.

In order to accomplish the intended outcome, he continued, officers should constantly behave in a disciplined and honorable manner, maintain tight relationships with one another, and work as a team.

“On election day, voters in the aforementioned three states are expected to fulfill their civic duties and refrain from any actions that may result in electoral or other related offenses,” he stated.

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