Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Nigeria 2019: INEC Owes The Nation Explanation for Botched Polls-Buhari

By Olumide Ajayi

 

Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has called the Independent National Electoral Commission ,INEC, to explain why it postponed elections on Saturday just about five hours before polling opened.

Speaking during a meeting of the All Progressive Congress, APC, caucus on Monday, the President described INEC decision as “Show of incompetence” and “inefficiency”, said the commission must explain to the nation what happened.

INEC had all the time and resources, didn’t have to wait six hours to the elections to announced postponement,” he said.

INEC must explain to Nigerians what happened, the constitution and the law protects INEC but they must not take us for granted.”

The meeting was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and some APC governors.

The President further ordered security agents to deal ruthlessly with thugs that try to snatch ballot boxes on election day. Said he has directed security agencies to identify hotspots and be ready to move if they are suspicious of any attempt to cause problems — irrespective of party affiliations

He also expressed confidence that he has gathered enough supporters having gone round the country to campaign.

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