Sunday, August 4, 2019

We have been dragged to court 1,600 times over 2019 polls, INEC Chairman reveals

Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has disclosed that, the commission had been dragged to court over 1,600 times in relation to the 2019 general elections.

The INEC boss said most of the cases stem from acrimonous political party primaries.

He stated this in Kaduna on Saturday shortly after receiving award of excellence from the Kaduna chapter of the National Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).

Professor Yakubu who was fielding questions from newsmen on the possibility of credible, rancour and litigation free elections in Nigeria said, said, acrimonies from political party primaries was responsible for most of the crises and court cases.