APC Reacts to Confirmation of Yakubu as INEC Chairman.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has been duly congratulated by the All Progressives Congress upon his confirmation and reappointment by the Senate as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The party urged Yakubu and the electoral body to strive further in being unbiased and apolitical.
APC, however, in a statement disclosed through its Deputy spokesman, Yekini Nabena, that Nigeria’s election is not perfect.
“Our election processes are far from perfect, however, marked improvements have been recorded in a series of recent elections conducted. The task before Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and the election management body he leads is to strive further in being unbiased and apolitical.”
“Technological innovations recently introduced and deployed by INEC have greatly improved the credibility and efficiency of our election processes. We must continue to support and invest in these innovations.”
APC charged INEC to continually embark on regular voter education and sensitisation to improve voter turnout and check illegalilites such as “vote buying and other emerging frauds in our electioneering processes.”
“In all elections, valid votes must count and the majority will of the electorate must prevail. This is a creed INEC and indeed all partisans must subscribe to in the interest of our democracy.”