The Nigerian Guild of Editors has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies to deliver on their promises to conduct successful polls in line with the provisions of the Electoral Act.
This is contained in a communique signed by NGE President, Mustapha Isah and General Secretary, Iyobosa Uwugiaren, at the end of a meeting of its Standing Committee in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The NGE urged the security agencies and other stakeholders to live up to expectations in making sure that the presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for February 25 and the governorship/states Houses of Assembly elections slated for March 11 turn out successful.
The guild said,” Nigerians desire that their votes will count and we’re expectant of free, fair, and credible elections, devoid of violence.
“We call on the INEC to make good its promise of early deployment of electoral materials to polling units on election days and ensure its personnel, in their conduct, don’t deviate from provisions of the Electoral Act and other laws guiding the elections.”
The guild also noted that all eyes would be on the operation of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, and urged the electoral body to make sure that the devices are in top shape to perform fully and actualise the intended purpose of their introduction during the polls.