The newly inaugurated board of the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) has promised to use the required process in conducting a free and fair election.
The Commissioner in charge of Media and Public Affairs, Ibiso Dakoru who gave the assurance after the inaugural meeting of the board on Wednesday said the commission will consult widely with stakeholders in making sure the right things are done in the electoral process.
Dakoru said the board has resolved to carry everybody along in the scheme of things, adding in the scheme of things, adding that the board decided to resume duties immediately after its inauguration in order to acclimatize with both men and materials in the commission.
The commissioner noted that the board has a mandate to ensure that things are done in the appropriate and right time.
According to him, “As a non partisan commission, we shall ensure that the board gained the trust, confidence and understanding of the general public by organizing stakeholders meetings and public enlightenments”
“Every thing required for a successful and credible election will be put in place and on time. The board will not engage in fire brigade approach in achieving its mandate of credible, free and fair election”, she said.
Members of the new board include, Prof. Augustine Ahiazu, as Chairman, and also incharge of Finance, Accounts and legal services. Hon. Viniola Fubara incharge of Ad-hoc Recruitment, training and deployment, while Ngozi Ajayi is charge of Political Affairs and monitoring.
Other members of the board include Hon. Kennedy Puebo, election planning and Monitoring while Hon. Edwin Adiele is in charge of works, Transport and logistics.
It would be recalled that the Rivers State House of Assembly recently confirmed the appointment of the new board of the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission, (RSIEC).