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Lagos by-election: PDP candidate urges INEC to be neutral

CANDIDATE of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Ifako/Ijaiye Federal Constituency seat, Mr Babatope Akinyele, has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be neutral in the conduct of Saturday’s by-election in Lagos State.

Akinyele, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gave the advice on Thursday in Ifako/Ijaiye while speaking with newsmen on the sideline of the stakeholders’ forum organised by INEC on the forthcoming exercise.

He expressed delight on the preparedness of the commission for the election, saying: “I believe INEC is ready. With what I see on ground, INEC is ready for this election and I don’t see anything otherwise,” he said.

The candidate, who urged voters to come out enmasse to vote for PDP, promised to bring “real transformation” to the area, if voted.

The six political parties to contest in the poll are: Action Alliance (AA), Alliance for Democracy (AD), African Democratic Party (ADC), All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Social Democratic Party (SDP).