Buhari not influencing or scaring me—INEC Chairman

Against cases by some divided interests blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for constraining his political wishes down the throat of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, director of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has expressed something else.

yakubu talked yesterday at the opening of a two-day workshop sorted out by the commission for a few columnists in Abuja. He said his lifetime desire was to be a college speaker and that having accomplished that by awesome fortune, whatever he now does in life is more similar to a reward, including that at his present stage in life, he can’t be spurred into doing what is unlawful. Reacting to a question in the matter of whether he was under any weight from the president, he said; “It is past the point where it is possible to be scared by anyone. For what reason? Specifically or by implication, I have never been drawn nearer by anyone to do something besides what gets in the law. There is no impact on INEC. The best marker are the decisions we have closed. Which party won what? There is no weight on me or any of the (national) chiefs”, he expressed.

INEC to close remarkable Rivers Rerun in 2017 He likewise said INEC will finish up two extraordinary state and Federal Assembly rerun races in Rivers state one year from now. INEC had a weekend ago moved to close all the 22 rerun races in the state, however was compelled to wipe out the practice in two voting public in Etche. He said there were 70 frequencies of ponder block of the decision procedure in Rivers state, including that the commission has reported every one of the cases and is checking on them for conceivable arraignment in accordance with its rules. Yakubu said, “decisions were hugely disturbed in a considerable piece of Etche Local Government Area which influenced two electorates; the Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency and the Etche II State Constituency for which the Commission will settle on another date ahead of schedule in the New Year”.

We recorded 70 episodes of impediment in Rivers INEC additionally said it recorded 70 occurrences of think obstacle of the procedure, clarifying how “race obligation work force were irritated, stole and physically struck”. Censuring the murdering of a cop and different frequencies of savagery, the INEC supervisor communicated trust in the capacity of security offices to explore all infringement of the country’s laws “some time recently, amid and after the last rerun decisions in Rivers state, including the claimed repulsive parts played by performing artists in uniform”.

He said INEC will work with the security offices to reveal and rebuff the individuals who upset the appropriation of race materials in Okrika and Gokana and different frequencies of viciousness. Yakubu who hailed the execution of some INEC staff who held fast despite rough dangers from attackers, said the commission is additionally researching some of its staff in Ahoada East and West, and also in Etche and Ikwerre to decide their culpability or generally in the hitches experienced in those zones. Set to mechanize PVC Collection, Transfer On the high number of uncollected Permanent Voter Cards PVCs, Yakubu revealed that INEC is guaranteeing the mechanization of the procedures of accumulation and exchange of such cards. He said when the mechanization is finished, card proprietors would have the capacity to track the area of their cards or apply for an exchange to another surveying unit utilizing the web.



  1. Ogban Ethothi

    December 17, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    He is a big fool.

  2. Danielcy Cyril

    December 17, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Who cares, time will tell

  3. Steve Tekerebo

    December 17, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Shout up dere

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