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General News of Monday, 6 March 2023


Atiku reacts to INEC's vow to ensure credible governorship election

Atiku Abubakar Atiku Abubakar

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has slammed the Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, for promising to deliver credible governorship elections on Saturday, March 11.

In a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners, Prof Yakubu vowed to ensure the strict use of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System and vowed that elections will reflect the wishes of Nigerians.

In a statement on Sunday, March 5, Atiku’s special assistant on public communication, Phrank Shaibu, said that Yakubu’s assurances were worthless and unconvincing.

Shaibu added that the Prof. Yakubu only tried to save the little left of his reputation after conducting the worst elections Nigeria had ever witnessed since independence.

His wrote: “The INEC chairman is nothing but a hypocrite. After promising to upload the results from polling units in real time, he allowed himself to be used, or he employed himself in subverting the will of Nigerians.

“Seven days since the election ended, the full results have still not been uploaded on INEC’s result viewing portal.

“The election was so bad that it failed to meet the expectations of Nigerians, as restated by several foreign media outlets and observers as well as Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard of the US. Rather than apologise, the INEC chairman is trying to shift the blame.”