Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu has tasked staff of the commission on delivery of free, fair and credible Edo State governorship election.
Professor Yakubu, however, expressed the hope that the staff will rise to the occasion, having done it several times before.
He said the Commission appreciates the sacrifices made by the staff at all times, often beyond the call of duty, to ensure that they carry out their mandate, stressing that the management will continue to improve the welfare and conditions of service of staff within the available resources.
The INEC Chairman appealed to all staff of the Commission to remain steadfast and committed to the ideals of the Commission as Nigerians and the international community expect so much from them.
Professor Yakubu stressed the need for them to remain above board in the performance of their duties, warning that no political party or candidate is accorded any advantage over the other.
He enjoined them to be neutral at all times and stick strictly to their Code of Conduct and Oath of Neutrality to which they have all subscribed.