Segun Agbaje, the Ondo State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has revealed that the commission would not go back on the use of three different coded colors for the 2015 general elections to be held March 28 and April 11. The three colors, red, green and black, are meant for use in next week’s presidential, House of Representatives and Senate elections. Mr. Agbaje made the disclosures today at a stakeholders’ forum in Akure, the Ondo State capital. He explained that the innovation was part of the commission’s efforts to avoid rigging and stressful sorting of ballots papers after the conclusion of voting.
He said INEC was fully prepared for the elections, adding that all the ad-hoc staff, including members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), have been well-trained to help conduct the polls.
He appealed to voters to ensure that they place ballots in the right boxes so that their votes would not be counted as void. “We have trained our ad hoc staff and I can assure you that INEC is fully ready and prepared for this election,” Mr. Agbaje said.