I Won’t Resign As INEC Chairman.

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Against the backdrop of calls by some aggrieved partisans for his resignation, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has said he would not resign but would rather focus on conducting the general elections.
“I am not under any pressure. I see no reason to even contemplate resigning. There is no reason whatsoever to even contemplate resigning. We will stay focused as a commission, we will do the job that is there for us to do”, he state.
Some major players and parties in Nigeria’s political scene had come down hard on the INEC Chairman in the wake of his postponement of the elections last weekend, asking him to resign his appointment.
He also restated the fact that the Nigerian Police remained the lead agency for election security, saying soldiers are not expected to be involved at the polling units except where there is a breakdown of law and the police by it’s own assessment of the situation decides to invite the military for a back up.

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