The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has called on religious leaders in Ondo State to support in the conduct of a peaceful Governorship election in the state.

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC in charge of Ondo State, Ambassador Rufus Akeju made the call at a one day interactive session with religious leaders ahead of the October 10 governorship election in the state.

Ambassador Akeju assured the people of a transparent process and remain unbiased towards the conduct of the governorship poll.

A cross section of religious leaders at the interactive session

The REC maintained that measures had been put in place in line with COVID 19 protocols to ensure hitch free poll.

In a remark, Ondo State Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Reverend Ayo Oladapo said the association had been offering prayers for a peaceful conduct of the governorship poll devoid of blood letting.

On his part, State Chairman, Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, SCIA, Alhaji Habibulahi Akinpelumi, represented by the Secretary, Alhaji Nasir Atere sympathised with INEC on the fire incident that gutted over five thousand smart card readers and promised that the Muslim community would not relent in supporting INEC for a credible, free and fair election.

The interactive session was attended by branch chairmen of CAN and SCIA across the state.

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