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Ensure fairness, Senate tells INEC, police

The Senate has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies to ensure transparency and fairness in the conduct of the Osun-West senatorial district by-election on Saturday.

The lawmakers, who unanimously adopted a motion moved by Senator Duro Faseyi (Peoples Democratic Party/Ekiti-North) at the plenary on Wednesday, mandated INEC, Nigeria Police, Department of State Services, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and other security agencies to allow ‘transparency, fair play and unhindered participation in the election of all duly accredited voters’.

The upper chamber also called on all relevant security agencies to ensure that any person found perpetrating electoral offences during the exercise was apprehended and prosecuted.

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