Off-Season Election: Prof. Yakubu Says “Voters Decide Next Governor”

Joseph Emeribe 2023-11-10 0

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof MAHMOOD YAKUBU has said that the choice of who become the next Governor of Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states rest solely with voters. 

To ensure a credible election, the INEC boss said the Commission is deploying 2 National Commissioners and Nine Resident Electoral Commissioners and Administrative Secretaries to supervise the elections in each of the three States. 

In a message to the people of the three States, Yakubu asked all INEC deployed officials (both regular and ad hoc staff) to display the highest level of professionalism and patriotism throughout the period of the election. 

“The decision on who becomes the next governor of Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States is the sole responsibilities of the electorates. We as an Electoral institution have put up the needed modalities and machineries to see that Saturday’s election goes seamlessly”, Prof Yakubu.

He also assured that election results will be uploaded in the INEC Result Viewing portal, insisting that the commission was not a political party and has no candidate in the election.