2023:Emefiele, Re-INEC Chairman Might Buy 100M APC Presidencial Form,The Truth[Details]
Eagle’s Sight News reports a news gathered from sources about the possibility of Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Yakubu Mahmood to join the ruling All Progressive Congress Presidencial race and purchase its 100million presidencial form just has the CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele had last week reportedly declared his intention for presidency.
This is contained in a report gathered from the statements of Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, who said that it would not be a shock should the Chairman of INEC buys the N100 million presidential nomination, following the decision of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele” HURIWA stated.
Recently reacting to this statement , The chairman of the Independence Electoral Commission has in a press release disclosed to journalists by his Press Secretary Rotimi Yekanmi debunked a report that he might purchase the N100 million presidential nomination and expression of interest form of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)
A statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Rotimi Yekanmi said Yakubu remains a judge committed to free, fair and credible elections.
Yakubu said it is a preposterous proposition and will not happen.
“Our attention has been drawn to innuendoes in certain quarters that Nigerians should not be surprised if the INEC Chairman joins the Presidential race or urges him to do so. It is a preposterous proposition. It will not happen.
“The Chairman remains an umpire committed to free, fair and credible elections.
“His constitutional responsibilities as the Chief Electoral Commissioner of the Federation and Returning Officer for the presidential election are onerous enough for him to even contemplate straying into extraneous matters at variance with the law, morality and his personal principles.
“The Chairman will continue to discharge his responsibilities without affection for, or ill will against, any political party or candidate.” he added.
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