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INEC assures transparency in delineation of Warri Fed. Constituency



Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has assured of transparency in the planned delineation of Warri Federal Constituency.

Yakubu gave the assurance on Monday at a stakeholders’ meeting for the implementation of Supreme Court’s judgment on fresh delineation of wards and polling units in Warri Federal Constituency.

Yakubu was represented by Prof. Rhoda Gumus, Supervising Commissioner for Cross River, Delta and Edo at the meeting held at Edjeba, Warri South Local Government of Delta.

The meeting had stakeholders from Ijaw, Itsekiri and Urhobo ethnic groups that made up the Warri Federal Constituency.

It was reported that the process of the delineation is scheduled to commence on Wednesday in the three local governments that make up the Constituency.

The local governments are: Warri South, Warri South-West and Warri North.

Addressing the people, Yakubu said he was pleased that the promise INEC made had become a reality.

“The needful will be done right. We think that the ethnic groups will support us by giving us people to work with,” he said.

Yakubu said that the exercise would commenced as scheduled.

He commended all parties, including the traditional rulers in the areas for their peaceful disposition throughout the period leading to the exercise.

Representatives of the Ijaw traditional rulers, and their counterparts in the Okere-Urhobo Warri and Agbarha-Warri Kingdoms all expressed confidence that the exercise would be peaceful.

Government functionaries from the three ethnic nationalities in the constituency also adopted the delineation exercise.

Edeki Igafe

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