INEC staffs urged to earn public trust ahead of 2019 elections

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Mr Mike Igini, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom, has advised staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to work hard to earn public trust ahead of 2019 elections.

Igini gave the advice in Uyo at the end of a tour of INEC local government offices in the state.

The REC, who reported for duty in the state in September, noted it had been observed all over the country that the electorate do not trust INEC staff, adding that this situation was worrisome.

“Before my posting to this state, the commission has been doing so much in the course of preparing for the 2019 elections.

“I have now come to join all of you to help make that preparation. There is need for change or re-orientation of mindset of staff as it will no longer be business as usual.

“No election can be credible where people believe that votes are sold and…

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