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INEC Will Not Postpone Any Election

By Eric Olusesan

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has stated that the Independent Electoral Commission will not postpone the forthcoming general elections. He stated this, while speaking at stakeholders’ meeting, organized by the commission in Abuja.

Yakubu also emphasized that, “It is the policy of INEC to obey court orders. People ask if the judgements from these courts are decided close to elections if INEC will postpone the elections, INEC will not postpone any elections but we will make contingency arrangements in case some of the orders come close to elections,” he said.

“Court cases arising from the conduct of congress and primaries have risen to 640. INEC has been dragged to court 640 times, we have received 540 requests for certified true copy of documents. We have received 186 petitions over the conduct of congresses and party primaries.

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The INEC chairman also assured Nigerians and the international community that no election will be postponed.

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