By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that Nigeria’s electoral processes are far from being perfect, urging the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmoud Yakubu, who has been appointed for a second term to sustain support and investments in innovations for credibility and efficiency.
In a statement issued by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of APC, Yekini Nabena, the party said though remarkable improvements have been recorded in series of recent elections conducted, INEC and Prof. Mahmoud must strive further in being unbiased and apolitical.
According to the statement issued to commend the INEC chairman over his confirmation by the Senate, APC said “The All Progressives Congress (APC) congratulates Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on his reappointment and Senate’s confirmation as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“Our election processes are far from perfect, however marked improvements have been recorded in series of recent elections conducted. The task before
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and the election management body he leads is to strive further in being unbiased and apolitical.
“Technological innovations recently introduced and deployed by INEC has greatly improved the credibility and efficiency of our election processes. We must continue to support and invest in these innovations.
“The Party also urges INEC to continually embark on regular voter education and sensitisation to improve voter turnout and check illegalilites such as vote buying and other emerging frauds in our electioneering processes”.
APC said in all elections, valid votes must count, adding that the majority will of the electorate must prevail, as this is a creed INEC and all partisans must subscribe to in the interest of our democracy.