INEC chairman Yakubu blames insecurity for inconclusive elections in Nigeria

INEC chairman Yakubu blames insecurity for inconclusive elections in Nigeria

- Mamood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says insecurity is responsible for inconclusive elections in most parts of Nigeria

- Yakubu wants the immediate commencement of the prosecution of electoral offenders in the country

- The INEC chairman also advocates for a new and separate body to be established for the purpose of trying election offenders

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mamood Yakubu, on Tuesday, July 2, disclosed that majority of the elections in Nigeria were declared inconclusive because of issues with insecurity.

The Nation reports that Yakubu made the disclosure during the commission’s meeting with security agencies that participated in the general elections.

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It is learnt that the meeting between INEC and the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) is in continuation of the review of the 2019 general election.

The INEC chairman asked the security agencies to commence immediate prosecution of all those who were arrested for electoral offences in the 2019 general polls.

Yakubu also promised to continue to advocate for the creation of a different organisation to deal with electoral offences.

Legit.ng earlier reported that INEC on Monday, July 1, said that the ruling All Progressive Congress party (APC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were yet to submit their audited financial reports containing expenses for the 2019 general elections as required by law.

The chairman of INEC, Yakubu Mahmood, who disclosed this said only one political party has submitted its financial report.

INEC also recently announced its plans for the forthcoming Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections.

The elections will hold on the same day in the two states on Saturday, November 16.

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