INEC Chairman meets Resident Electoral Commissioners

Vin Oliji , Abuja

Resident Electoral Commissioners in Nigeria have been charged to be prudent and committed to their duty.

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Professor Mamood Yakubu said this in Abuja during his interactive meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners.

Professor Yakubu remarked that his administration would stop at nothing in ensuring that the Commission practiced a transparent and unbiased electoral process in the country.

He emphasized that the Commission would not condone any act of insubordination or electoral fraud from the Resident Electoral Commissioners or any of its officials .

“You all know that the journey to the success by the Commission is our responsibility. We should all put in our best in the course of sustaining the community’s democratic process through our conduct during the elections”, he said.

The INEC Chairman, while commending them for the success recorded in the past election, reminded the Resident Electoral Commissioners that the task ahead of them was enormous as the Commission still had more elections to conduct this year.

Action plan

“Our duty is a continuous process from one election to the other and from one process to the other and the community is looking unto us to deliver the best and save the community’s electoral process” he said.

Professor Yakubu said that the commission had produced a strategic action plan that would guide it in the conduct of elections that would be generally accepted.

He said that based on the credibility of elections conducted by the Commission recently, some African countries had asked for help in the conduct of their general elections.

The chairman, however appealed to the political parties, civil society groups,  security agents, the media and other stakeholders to continue in their relentless support for the Commission stating that they would not disappoint the country.

The Resident Electoral Commissioners promised to put in their best in the discharge of their national assignment.