The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned politicians in Ondo state against interfering with or disrupting the Continuous Voter Registration exercise scheduled for next week between June 22 and June 26, 2016.
Mr Olusegun Agbaje, the Ondo State Resident Electoral Commissioner gave the warning at the CVR stakeholders’ forum in Akure.
“The commission is aware of the fact that some people would want to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the exercise to indulge in actions that contravene the registration of voters.
“It should be noted that the commission will not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law against any offender during the exercise in line with the Electoral Act, 2010,” he said.
The REC said the commission would provide 396 Direct Data Capturing Machines for 203 registration areas in the state which will be made available at the 193 voting centers in the state.
To ensure a hitch free exercise, INEC has employed 792 Assistant Registration Officers, made up of National Youth Service Corps members and INEC workers.
Meanwhile, the state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Clement Faboyede, expressed satisfaction over the provision of machines at every ward, saying his party would mobilize and encourage people in the state to register.
On his part, the state chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Chief Korede Duyile, said he was impressed with the development.