Void votes to be reduced in Osun governorship election – INEC assures


By Yomi Kareem

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has assured that it will redouble its efforts to reduce incidents of void votes in the governorship election scheduled for July 16, 2022 in Osun state and in future elections.

Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC in Osun state, Prof Abdulganiyu Raji, gave the assurance while addressing participants drawn from the Commission,

The National Orientation Agency, NOA, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, and the Media at a Voter Education and Publicity Implementation Workshop organised with support from the International Foundation for Electoral System, IFES, in Osogbo, the Osun state capital yesterday.

The REC stated that the voter education and publicity drive in the state towards the governorship election slated for July 16, 2022, would be anchored on the rich cultural and social values of the people, which according to him will suit the peculiarities of the people.

He urged the voter education and publicity officers to “study the traditions and culture of the people and use it to add value to the sensitization and mobilization drive of the Commission, stressing that “such would enable the people to understand and assimilate our messages”.

Enumerating the objectives of the Workshop, the Director, Voter Education and Publicity department, Ayodele Victor Aluko, represented by the Deputy Director, Voter Education, Mrs. Mary Nkem, stated that the Workshop was aimed share with Voter Education providers in Osun state the Voter Education and Publicity Template of the Commission for the governorship election in order get them to work collectively as a team working to achieve the same purpose.