We are fully ready for 2019 elections — INEC Chairman •Says all set for Ekiti guber polls

Posted by News Express | 1 July 2018 | 1,030 times

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* INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has declared the Commission’s readiness to successfully conduct the 2019 general elections.

He made the declaration during a media chat in Lagos on Saturday night preceded by an almost week-long consultations with heads of security agencies, logistics experts, transport unions and other stakeholders to ensure seamless deployment of election materials and personnel for the polls.

“We have finished planning for the 2019 elections. From now on, there is no more planning – only implementation,” the INEC Chairman said. 

He noted that INEC under his watch has so far conducted 186 elections and keeps improving with every succeeding poll. “We are committed to conducting the 2019 elections the same way we conducted the previous elections,” he stated.

Prof. Yakubu, however, noted that the election is not only for INEC and appealed for the cooperation of all Nigerians to make the exercise a success.

On the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State, the INEC Chairman assured that every necessary arrangement has been put in place make it a success. He disclosed that non-sensitive materials for the election have already been moved to Ekiti while the non-sensitive materials are being warehoused at the local branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).  

Source: Politics

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