INEC vows to be transparent ahead of general elections

INEC vows to be transparent ahead of general elections

- The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa state, Kassim Gaidam, tells Nigerians that the electoral commission will not take sides during the general elections

- Gaidam says the electoral commission would strive to conduct the 2019 general elections in the most efficient and professional manner, based on global best practices

- The INEC official notes that the commission is not concerned with who emerges winner in the polls as it is focused on ensuring due process in the elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians that it will be neutral and transparent in the conduct of the 2019 general elections in the state.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa state, Kassim Gaidam, made the statement on Tuesday, February 19, when addressing INEC staff before the administration of an oath of secrecy to be neutral in the conduct of the elections in the state, The New Telegraph reports.

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“We are gathered here today to administer this oath on me, management, electoral officers and other staff of INEC in the Adamawa office of the commission,"Gaidam, said.

He emphasised that the electoral commission would strive to conduct the 2019 general elections in the most efficient and professional manner, based on global best practices.

“The commission shall be transparent; and carry along all stakeholders equally,” adding that the commission shall be equitable in dealing with all stakeholders and shall strive to create a level playing field for all contestants, “the official noted.

The electoral commissioner said INEC was not concerned with who emerges winner in the process but was focused on ensuring due process in the election.

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Gaidam stated that the electoral commission will avoid and resist undue external interference or influence in the conduct of the elections.

Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said no third parties were involved in the configuration of card readers as being speculated by some politicians.

Channels TV reports that the INEC chairman said this on Tuesday, February 19, while responding to questions during a press briefing in Abuja.

Legit.ng gathered that the dispatching, white-listing, installation, upgrading of software, configuration of smart card readers were done entirely by the officials of the commission.

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