The Independent National Electoral Commission said it is advocating the deployment of security personnel in all future elections to be tied to specific locations and activities.
INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu said this will not only enhance transparency, but will enable the commission and Security agencies to know who to contact in specific locations during elections, if the need arises.
Helen Osamede-Akins reports that elections in Nigeria have most times been accompanied by displays of violence. Lives and properties have been lost following clashes between supporters of different political parties and security agencies.
A case in point is the reports of violence in the recent Kogi election in which the women leader of PDP in the state was murdered.
The Independent National electoral commission, in its last inter-Agency Consultative committee on election security meeting for the year says, the
deployment of security personnel must be tied to specific locations and activities in order to ensure accountability in elections.
This last meeting of the year is designed to review the security arrangements for the recent Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections and discuss arrangements for nationwide re-run elections.
The commission has scheduled the re-run elections to hold simultaneously in twenty-six constituency across twelve states of the federation on 25th of