I have no plans to resign, says INEC Chair-Prof Yakubu

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has declared he is not contemplating resigning from his position.

“I see no reason why I should resign,” he stated.

He was reacting to calls for his resignation following postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections last Saturday.

Yakubu stressed the idea of resigning has not in any way crossed his mind.

Ahead of the Saturday polls, he said over 72 million Permanent Voters Cards(PVCs) have been collected so far.

There are over 84 million registered voters in the country.

Updating the media and observers ahead of Saturday’s polls, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu also said 19 states have fully deployed electoral materials to all their Local Government Areas.

Yakubu also assured that before the end of Thursday, all the states would have done the same except Bayelsa state, which will deploy on Friday.

He assured that there will be no more postponement of elections, saying last Saturday’s incident would never happen again.

On participation of Rivers and Zamfara All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in the polls, he said INEC stands by its earlier position on their disqualification for not emerging from primaries within the stipulated time.

He stressed that the commission as a law abiding institution will always obey court orders.

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