INEC, Political Parties Meet Over Inconclusive Elections

Mahmood-Yakubu-InecThe Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, is consulting with leaders of political parties on how to make elections conclusive and also reduce the spate of elections nullification by the courts.

According to him, the consultative meeting is one in the series of three meetings with stakeholders to discuss issues arising from the 2015 general elections and the recent governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.

He is also scheduling a meeting with Civil Society Organisations and media owners on the same issues.

During a meeting on Tuesday with regional commissioners, the commission also disclosed that it would increase the quantity and quality of card readers.

Mr Yakubu said that INEC would also begin to use votes collation machines for speedier and more credible polls.

Jega Promises Credible Election In Anambra

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega has solicited the support of political parties and stakeholders in Anambra state to  ensure  free and fair elections in the state.

Professor Jega who spoke at a meeting with political party officials ahead of the state’s November 16th governorship election, promised that the electoral body will do all within its powers to ensure free and fair elections.

He announced that INEC will commence voter registration exercise for those who are yet to register between august the 19th and 25th.

Representatives of political parties were at the meeting with INEC officials to strategise for the forthcoming governorship elections in Anambra state.

While assuring them of INEC’s commitment to ensure credible elections, the electoral umpire advised politicians to play by the rules.

No Imposed candidate

Party officials and supporters were also at the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to also strategise on how to reclaim the state and resolutions were reached on how to sanction erring members who bring disunity to the party.

PDP’s national chairman, Bamaga Tukur, cautioned against anti-party activities promising that no candidate will be imposed on the people.