INEC to engage Air Force and Navy for 2015 General Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will engage the services of Nigerian Air Force, Navy and other security agencies for adequate security during general election in 2015.

The commission’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Taraba State, Mr. Austin Okojie, disclosed this while addressing Batch B corps members at NYSC orientation camp in Jalingo yesterday.

Okojie, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), explained that the move was necessary given the level of insecurity in the country.
“The commission is making arrangements with the Nigerian Air Force, Navy and other security agents to ensure safety of lives and property during the 2015 general election.

“We expect Nigerians to understand that the engagement of security agents to maintain law and order is to enable us to conduct free, fair and acceptable elections,’’ he said.
Okojie advised corps members to be patriotic in the elections.

The state Coordinator of NYSC, Mr. Freeman Tumba, commended the role of corps members in the country’s electoral process so far.

He said corps members were the best set of Nigerians to bring credibility to the nation’s electoral process.

Credit: ThisDay