Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) boss, Mahmood Yakubu has responded to critics, assuring to make documents pertaining to the 2023 elections available should they be requested adding that the Electoral body ‘has nothing to hide’
I want to assure you that the commission will not hide any document from anybody and will make available any document that they have requested. – Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, INEC assured.
This revelation follows criticisms from main political parties and the public who earlier grumbled about the election results describing it as rigged.
Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of INEC, said this when he received a team of lawyers from the Labour Party led by Livy Uzoukwu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), in Abuja on Monday, reiterating the essence of elections transparency, he mentioned that all necessary documents pertaining to the elections held on the 25 February presidential election will be released for inspection by interested parties who may request.
Reports indicate that Mr. Yakubu had received and acknowledged a letter from the Labour Party dated March 6, prior to the visit for the inspection of election materials.
In addition to the letter’s request is a request for the commission to get in touch with its Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) across the 36 states and the FCT for all judicial adjudications as per the LP’s petition.
According to the INEC boss INEC had scheduled a virtual meeting to enable all the RECs deliberate the relevant issues, and the provision of Certified True Copies (CTCs).
Political analysts are of the view that the move by INEC will facilitate transparency and accountability and also restore voter confidence.