Speaking in the aftermath of the controversial Anambra election, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, has stated the Commission under his watch will never lie about its activities.
He said this when Dr Yunusa Tanko, the Chairman of an umbrella leadership of Nigeria’s registered political parties known as Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), paid a working visit to the INEC.
Jega admitted that elections were bound to have challenges. However, he stressed, what was important was for these challenges not to be overwhelming as to subvert the integrity of the elections.
INEC boss promised that the Commission would continue to be truthful and transparent in its activities.
In turn, the IPAC chairman congratulated INEC for overcoming the challenges it faced in the governorship election. He observed that the Supplementary Governorship Election was not marred by any form of violence or ballot snatching.
Tanko said that complaints which were received during the two elections on the 16th and 30th of November were promptly attended to and resolved by INEC officials.
It will be recalled that governorship election in Anambra took places November 16. However, INEC announced supplementary election in 210 polling units in 16 local councils across the state. The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Chief Willie Obiano, was declared winner.