2023: INEC Promises to Declare Results Speedily

2023: INEC Promises to Declare Results Speedily | Daily Report Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will declare Saturday’s general election results speedily owing to the anxiety nationwide.

Its Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu told journalists on Friday in Abuja.

He said:

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I just want to say that we will ensure that result declaration will be done speedily. I can’t put a finger on the number of days or number of hours it will take but it will be done speedily.

“We are aware of the anxiety and the need for us to conclude the process quickly. It will be concluded quickly.”

Yakubu also mentioned that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN did not pay all operations of the commission through cash.

However, it stated the CBN had promised to release funds needed which they have done.

The INEC boss further revealed the bulk of procurement for both goods and services was done electronically.

He said:

But we need a small amount of money to pay for the unbanked who render critical services, particularly at the local level.

“We anticipated this challenge and interacted with the Central Bank; they promised us that the little amount we need to pay for services in cash, they will make the funds available to us and they have done so.

“And these funds have already been accessed by our state offices for elections, which is why the movement of personnel and materials in the last couple of days has gone on unhindered.

“So, I must give credit for our relationship with the Central Bank in that regard.

“The process won’t suffer any encumbrance as a result.”

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