All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Ogun East, Prince Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that all party agents in all the 1130 polling stations in the senatorial district as well as party coordinators would be equipped with telephone handsets during the coming general elections.
He disclosed this weekend at a meeting with the leadership of the party at Ode in Ikenne local government area of the state.
The senatorial candidate explained that the communication facilities would assist the agents to monitor the elections at their respective polling booths and inform the party secretariat about the happenings on the spot.
According to Prince Abiodun, this is part of strategies being put in place to check any form of electoral fraud that any party or individuals may plan to perpetrate during the polls, adding that the measure would also enhance the party’s efforts to collate its result at each polling booth to checkmate any attempt to falsify or doctor the actual results.
He revealed that there would be certain special telephone numbers that would be given to the party agents and coordinators through which they would communicate with the team in charge of monitoring and collation of election results.
“We are going to equip our party agents in all the 1130 polling booths in Ogun East Senatorial District as well as all party coordinators to be able to communicate with the leadership of the party and the party team that would be monitoring and collating the election results.
“The agents would call some special numbers which would be given to them before the election day.
“It is not election results alone that they would relay to the monitoring and results collating team, they would also give situation reports in the individual polling booths so that if necessary, security agencies would be contacted on their emergency lines to check any electoral malpractices.
“We are doing this so that the people’s votes would not be undermined by those who want to force themselves on the people and undermine the electoral process,” Prince Abiodun said.
He, however, charged the people of the state to go out en masse on the election day and vote for him and all APC candidates from the presidential, governorship and down to the state assembly assuring them that the election would be given a hi-tech attention to forestall any plan to rig so that their votes would count.