2019 elections: Political parties pass vote of confidence on INEC chairman

2019 elections: Political parties pass vote of confidence on INEC chairman

Seventy-five (75) political parties have passed vote of confidence on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Yakubu Mahmood. The parties made this known in a communique issued at the end of a two-day National Roundtable for the 2019 General Election Review, organised by Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), held on Monday in

Seventy-five (75) political parties have passed vote of confidence on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Yakubu Mahmood.

The parties made this known in a communique issued at the end of a two-day National Roundtable for the 2019 General Election Review, organised by Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), held on Monday in Abuja.

The communique was jointly signed by the Acting Director, CTA, Faith Nwadishi and National Chairman, Coalition for Change (C4C ) Party, Geff Ojinika.

The NEWSPAD reports that the conference with the theme: “The Role and Performances of Stakeholders in the 2019 General Elections: Issues, Challenges and prospects,” was in conjunction with Chairmen of Nigerian Political Parties.

According to the group, Mr Yakubu did well in the conduct of the just concluded elections and deserved to be commended.

“While thanking the INEC management for a well-planned and carefully executed 2019 General Elections, the roundtable passed a vote of confidence on the INEC Chairman.

“It equally calls for a more regular roundtable discussion on the improvement of our electoral process,” the communique noted.

The group recommended the need for INEC to strengthen the capacity of its polling staff through, training and retraining particularly on the handling of the card readers.

They called on the National Assembly to immediately re-present to President Muhammadu Buhari, the amended Electoral Bill and urged the President to do the needful to ensure that the amended Electoral Bill was signed into law.

The roundtable demanded the establishment of electoral offenses tribunal to punish electoral offenders and should be structured to take off in less than a month after the conclusion of election petition tribunal hearings.

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