2019: We can’t implement e-voting – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has referred Nigerians demanding information on whether President Muhammadu Buhari submitted his school certificate result to the commission to visit his electoral ward in Daura, Katsina state to see document submitted to the commission by the president.

Chairman of the commission, Yakubu Mahmoud, disclosed this at a media briefing at INEC commission headquarters in Abuja.

“We have pasted the form CF001 in all the constituencies for all candidates nominated by their political parties. We made this so open. Just go to the constituencies you will see what is published. This is an opportunity for citizens to look at the forms submitted by candidates.

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Mahmoud said once Nigerians assess the credentials of candidate they can go ahead to initiate legal action where they have concern.

“Once you see what is published you can initiate some discussions.”

On the call for the resignation of Amina Zakari, a national commissioner with the commission in charge of health and welfare, Mahmoud said it is normal to have politicians and political parties call for the resignation of top government officials during election season.

Recall the commission had removed Mrs. Zakare from electoral operations and logistics to health and welfare.

This commission’s decision to redeploy Mrs. Zakari is not unconnected with the call Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and other politicians made that she be removed from her position.

The chairman also revealed that he has received a letter from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dagara, confirming the declaration of two seats vacant in the House.

Recall that member representing Kankia/Ingawa/Kusada constituency of Katsina State, Ahmed Baba-Kaita and member representing toro, Hon. Lawal Gumau had both contest the Senate bye-election for Katsina North Senatorial District and Bauchi South Senatorial District and won.

The INEC said it would prepare for another bye-election in the affected federal constituencies.

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