Wednesday, Jan 2021

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says politicians in Nigeria are not principled and disciplined

According to NAN, Yakubu made the remark at the 5th Northern Traditional Rulers General Assembly in Kaduna on Wednesday.

The theme of the assembly was “Pervasive insecurity in an election year”.

“Our politicians are not democratic and that is the reason why some of them keep crossing from one political party to the other,” he said.

The INEC chairman also said it is more difficult and painstaking to conduct an election in a single state, than it is to conduct a general election.

He cited the Osun state September election as an example, adding that there were improvements in the exercise, with voting materials arriving at the polling units on time.

“It is more difficult to conduct election in one state than conducting general election, because people will be more focused on the state where the election is taking place,” he said.

Yakubu expressed INEC’s commitment to “credible, free and fair” elections, adding that the commission will continue to improve on its logistics to enable the exercise meet global standards.

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