President Buhari Swears In New INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu
Published:9 Nov, 2015
President Buhari has pledged to respect the independence of the electoral body – INEC, promising that he would not interfere with its functions.
The President made the pledge while swearing in the new Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, in the council chamber.
He observed that all Nigerians have a responsibility to safeguard the sanctity of democracy including transparent electoral process, free and fair elections.
The President said that a situation where people hide under technicalities to deny the citizens their rights is unacceptable. He called on state governments to make their electoral bodies to work for the benefit of all.
The President also decried a situation where elections are cancelled without investigations into what led to such cancellations so as to prosecute offenders. He stated that perpetrators of electoral violence should be made to face the full weight of the law.
Source – Channels Tv