The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday congratulated Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on his reappointment and Senate’s confirmation as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The party, in a statement issued by its Spokesman, Yekini Nabena, said the election processes are far from perfect, however marked improvements have been recorded in series of recent elections conducted.
Nabena said the task before Yakubu and the election management body he leads is to strive further in being unbiased and apolitical.
According to him, technological innovations recently introduced and deployed by INEC has greatly improved the credibility and efficiency of the country election processes.
He added that “We must continue to support and invest in these innovations.”
The APC spokesman said, “The Party also urges INEC to continually embark on regular voter education and sensitisation to improve voter turnout and check illegalilites such as vote buying and other emerging frauds in our electioneering processes.
“In all elections, valid votes must count and the majority will of the electorate must prevail. This is a creed INEC and indeed all partisans must subscribe to in the interest of our democracy.”