The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed its preparedness for the Kogi and Bayelsa States gubernatorial elections.
The Kogi polls is coming up this Saturday while the Bayelsa polls has been slated for December 5.
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, stated this on Wednesday at the inaugural meeting of the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters and Political Affairs in Abuja.
Yakubu said the electorates’ votes will count in the elections.
He said although a standard had been set by his predecessor, Prof. Attahiru Jega, INEC under his watch would build on that standard.
“INEC is ready for Kogi and Bayelsa elections, whatever the people decide, that is what we are committed to. We are committed to building on the success of the 2015 elections”, he stated.
The INEC boss revealed that an additional 48, 000 people have been further registered with their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) ready and distributed.