The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Ekiti State, Dr Adeniran Rahmon Tella has been conferred with the Integrity Icon of Nigeria (IION) by the Center for Ethics and Self Value Orientation (CESVO)
The award according to the organisers was in recognition of the successful conduct of the 2022 Ekiti State gubernatorial election.
In his remarks ,the Executive Director of Center for Ethics and Self Value Orientation CESVO,(Prince) Salih Musa Yakubu commended the good conduct of Tella and his team for a job weldone during the 2022 gubernatorial election in the State.
He noted that the Organisation, whose major function was to watch and whistle blow corruption in individuals and organisations at all works of life has been watching INEC for the past 16years.
“Since our team has been conducting secret assessment on INEC Ekiti state for the past 16 years, this is the first time we have conviction to honour your office”
He hinted that there are over 1,500 whistle blowers throughout the country, some of whom independently visited INEC Ekiti state and all the INEC offices across the 16 local government in the state thrice to conduct independent and secret investigation, budget tracking and assessment of the impact of the series of voter education programmes.
In his response ,Dr Tella ascribed the honour to the glory of God and the effective management and staff of INEC Ekiti state.
He also appreciated the CESVO for counting him and INEC worthy of the award, and wishes them more successes in their future endeavours.