INEC embraces Okpekpe race

Independent National Electoral Commission Commissioner for Information Technology in  the South-South  Mustafa Lecky has joined the list of celebrity runners who  have registered for the  Okpekpe International 10km Road Race.

The race takes place  in Okpekpe,  Edo State,  on May 13.

Lecky wants to raise awareness about the benefits of  violence-free elections in the South-South  and other parts of the country ahead of  the 2019 general elections.

“We are delighted that INEC has chosen the Okpekpe race as the best platform to raise awareness about the benefits of having  violence-free elections in Nigeria,” spokesman for the race  Dare Esan said.

“This is an endorsement of the race as the only credible platform as far as sport is concerned for credible institutions in Nigeria to use to propagate whatever cause they want Nigerians to key into.”