He spoke on Tuesday in Ibadan while receiving a delegation from the Oyo State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) led by the new Commandant, Mr Iskilu Akinsanya.
He decried the harassment, intimidation and arrest of INEC officials during the last general elections by security agencies, saying none of the security agencies had such right.
“NSCDC has no power to maltreat or punish any INEC official without recourse to the REC.
“No security agency in Nigeria has any power to harass, intimidate or arrest any REC without recourse to our Chairman,”he said.
Agboke, who said that more than 700,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) were yet to be collected in the state, promised that the commission would soon open its voter registration exercise.
Earlier, Akinsanya said that the visit to INEC was significant in further strengthening the cordial relationship existing between the two organisations.
He said that NSCDC and INEC were partners in progress, describing the commission as a pillar of the nation.
“To have good governance starts from electioneering processes and this implies INEC. That shows the country cannot be at peace without INEC,”he said.
Akinsanya, who described the state as very peaceful, commended Gov. Seyi Makinde for his commitment to the peace process in the state.
The NSCDC commandant also warned vandals in the state to relocate or stop engaging in the act.