INEC moves sensitive CBN election documents as Emefiele stays tight despite APC membership

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, said election materials would no longer be stored at the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The chairman of the electoral commission revealed this while answering questions during an event held on Saturday at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua center in Abuja.

Responding to questions, Mr. Yakubu said that to ensure that electoral processes are centered on the foundations of a free and fair system, electoral materials will no longer be kept by the CBN, while adding that the decision is to ensure that election materials are not tampered with. .

Yakubu further added that the process of implementing this new development will start from the start of the 2022 Ekiti Governor election scheduled for June 18.

The INEC chairman’s statement comes after questions were raised over the authenticity of election materials after CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele declared his interest in running in the 2023 presidential election under the party in power APC.

Until he resigned over his interest in the APC presidential primaries, ruling party member Mr Emefiele had bought the party’s N100m nomination form and even gone to court to be allowed to participate while remaining at the head of the summit. bank.

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