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More Than 70 Civil Society Organisations On Ground For Osun Election, Says NCS

Clement Nwankwo, Coordinator of the Nigeria Civil Society Election Situation Room (centre) has said more than 70 civil society organisations are represented in the NCS situation room.

He also enjoined political parties in Osun State to shun violence ahead of the Saturday's gubernatorial election in the state. 
Nwankwo said this at a press conference in Osogbo on Friday, where he appealed to security agencies to be vigilant and arrest anybody found guilty of election violation.

He lamented the poor welfare of policemen saddled with election duty, stating that some of them have been sleeping in classrooms.

He appreciated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the smooth distribution of sensitive materials to all Local Government Areas in the state.

According to Nwankwo, more than 70 civil society organisations were represented in the NSC situation room, adding that they would be relying on their field observers and partner organisations distributed across the local councils to form its analysis.

Nwankwo further affirmed that NCS has observed that voters across the state have really shown interest in the election.

He said: "The situation room calls on all stakeholders in the election process to live up to the expectation of Nigerians.

"It also calls on INEC to deliver free, fair and credible elections and to approach this election with responsibility and utmost respect to democratic standards."

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