Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission Nigeria Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has disclosed that soldiers would not be deployed in the election.
Yakubu, who stated this in an interaction with newsmen in Lagos, said the police remain the lead security agency in the country, and not the army.
He said INEC is determined to protect the integrity of the elections, and people should discountenance anybody beating the drumbeats of war.
INEC is working to provide adequate security for the voters the staff, and election materials in the over 2,100 polling units in Ekiti State. Each of the polling units will have a minimum of four INEC staff and three security personnel.
He explained that the commission would collate results at the 177 wards, and transfer to the 16 local government areas from there the scores would be transmitted to the state’s collation centre in Ado-Ekiti, where the final results would be announced.
Already, all non-sensitive materials have been delivered to Ekiti, as part of preparedness for the election, while the sensitive materials are in the vault of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and ready to be moved to the CBN branch in Ado-Ekiti.