INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu has finally admitted error in the 2019 election result. He revealed this at the opening of the post 2019 general election review meeting in Abuja on Monday, 24th of June .
Professor Mahmud Yakubu explained saying that no electoral process is perfect as every democracy is a work in progress. He therefore urged electoral officer to offer views and criticisms on the 2019 polls.
Mahmud Yakubu further noted that anything that anyone says about the conduct of elections in Nigeria is secondary to the kind of information gotten from those who conduct the Exercise. Adding that No electoral process is perfect as every democracy is a work-in-progress.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission further expressed saying “Criticisms on the elections would help to improve the country’s electoral process. Please feel free to advise the commission. Where we need to be criticized or criticize ourselves, please do so.
Yakubu continued “I consistently say that friends will criticize you, but your enemies will condemn you. But criticism is the basis to make any system work.
In affirming the error that could have been made in 2019 elections, INEC chairman Mahmud Yakubu further stressed “No democracy, no electoral process is perfect. Every democracy is a work-in-progress. So feel free to suggest, advise on all issues relating to the conduct of elections, on the whole gamut.
Yakubu further affirmed saying “ And, you have the protection of the chairman that whatever you say will not be held against you.”
“Anything that anybody can say about the conduct of the elections in Nigeria is secondary to the kind of information we are going to hear from those who truly conduct the election at levels that matter – the polling units.” Prof Yakubu concluded.
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