‘We Will No Longer Announced Results If You Don’t Stop Disrupting Elections’ INEC Chairman Warns Politicians
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has threatened that the commission would not declare the results if politicians disrupt the processes ahead the next Ondo and Edo Gubernatorial elections.
He gave the warning while speaking at a virtual meeting on “Democracy and Elections in West Africa” organised by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC, in collaboration with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).
The INEC boss assured of the commission’s commitment to free, fair and credible elections and warned that where an election was disrupted, the commission would not make a declaration on the outcome due to lack of adherence to guiding rules of the election.
He said there would be no point in making a declaration in such situation because the commission would not endorse fraud or function outside the minimum standard set for the conduct of credible elections anywhere.