2019 Election: INEC Boss Reveals Who Will Collate Election Results | 8 Million People Have Not Collected Their PVCs, INEC Cries Out



The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu has revealed that he is the one responsible for the collation of results.

Yakubu made this known as a result of the row that followed the appointment of Amina Zakari as the head of INEC’s collation centre committee.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for Zakari’s sack, saying that her appointment is part of a plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the elections.

The party also alleged that the INEC commissioner is the President Buhari’s niece.

The PDP said Zakari cannot be trusted following an admittance by Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu that an inter-marriage occurred in their extended families.

To clear the air, the INEC boss released a statement to newsmen saying “I am absolutely responsible for the coordination of the secretariat for the collation of results.

“But somebody has to prepare the venue for the conduct of the election, the internet service that we have to provide, accreditation of international observers and the media,” according to Vanguard.

The PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan has also called on the President to speak more on his relationship with Zakari.

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu has revealed that he is the one responsible for the collation of results.
Yakubu made this known as a result of the row that followed the appointment of Amina Zakari as the head of INEC’s collation centre committee.

PDP’s reaction

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for Zakari’s sack, saying that her appointment is part of a plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the elections.

The party also alleged that the INEC commissioner is the President Buhari’s niece.

The PDP said Zakari cannot be trusted following an admittance by Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu that an inter-marriage occurred in their extended families.

To clear the air, the INEC boss released a statement to newsmen saying “I am absolutely responsible for the coordination of the secretariat for the collation of results.

“But somebody has to prepare the venue for the conduct of the election, the internet service that we have to provide, accreditation of international observers and the media,” according to Vanguard.

The PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan has also called on the President to speak more on his relationship with Zakari.

On the Other Hand,

Barely five weeks to the start of this year’s general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said about eight million would-be voters are yet to pick up their permanent voter card (PVC). One of INEC’s National Commissioner.

Dr. Mohammed Lecky, disclosed this during an interview with THISDAY on Saturday while reaffirming the commission’s commitment to the prevention of electoral fraud.

Lecky also said the commission had no intention of re-introducing the controversial incidence forms in the February and March elections.

He said, “In fact, the use of the incidence form has been completely abrogated. It is no longer part of INEC’s regulations and guidelines. So, that is the position. There is no re-introduction of the incidence form, contrary to what the media had reported recently.

“First and foremost, INEC is a very responsive agency and once people raised the objection and following the review of the 2015 general election, a number of observers, like the CSOs, NGOs and international organisations, had made recommendations on how to improve and we have to respond to them. One of the things they recommended is that we have to do away with the incidence form because it could be susceptible to all manner of abuses and we don’t want to give chance to those abuses to either occur or give a perception to their occurrence.”

Regarding the number of PVCs yet to be collected, the INEC national commissioner said, “There is no state in the country where we have achieved 100 per cent distribution of PVC. The distribution of PVC is the biggest headache for us. We need the media to help us encourage the people to come and collect their PVCs. People are not coming forward to pick their PVCs. We have about eight million PVCs yet to be collected by Nigerians.”