Professor Yakubu Mahmood
Professor Yakubu Mahmood
Politics

INEC Set For Saturday’s Rerun Elections In 11 States

Funsho Akinwale

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday, announced its readiness for the rerun elections scheduled to hold on Saturday in 28 constituencies across 11 states in the country.

Briefing newsmen on the preparation, the INEC Chairman, Professor Yakubu Mahmood, warned that the commission would not accommodate substitution of candidates as the process had closed.

“I wish to assure Nigerians that the commission is ready for the re-run elections. All sensitive and non-sensitive materials have been deployed to the states, stakeholders’ meetings have been held, security arrangements are being finalised while training and posting of ad hoc staff.

”As well as the configuration of Smart Card Readers, are ongoing.

“Where the elections involve entire constituencies, National as well as some Resident Electoral Commissioners will be deployed,” he said.

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