Members of the Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission, KOSIEC have been Inaugurated with a charge on them to work towards ensuring credible polls in the next Council elections.
Inaugurating newly constituted Chairman and members of the Commission at the Government House Lokoja, Kogi state Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello called on them to be conversant with the laws, abide by the constitution and discharge their duties without fear or favour.
Alhaji Bello enjoined the KOSIEC members to be non partisan and give every party a level playing field promising to not interfere in the operations of KOSIEC.
“In discharging your duties, you must study all relevant laws and be guided accordingly. You must be fair, just and you should not look at the face of anybody and you should be guided by the law while discharging your duties,”Bello said.
According to him, the local council polls had not been conducted due to paucity of funds and that soon as the elections would be held.
In a remark on behalf of other members, the New Chairman of the Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission KOSIEC, Mr Mamman NDA Eri appreciated the opportunity given them to serve and promised to justify the confidence reposed in them.
The Kogi State Governor further Inaugurated members of the Kogi State Hajj Commission as well as the Kogi State Judiciary Service Commission.