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Why Kogi, Bayelsa Elections Were Inconclusive– Prof Yakubu

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, has said the spate of inconclusive elections conducted under his tenure is a reflection of the competitiveness of the polls, stressing that elections are getting better.

He also added that the use of card readers and smart cards for elections have come to stay in spite of the regrettable glitches experienced during its use.

He further stressed that the process of declaration of winners of election as contained in the electoral guideline will never be compromised.

The Kogi and Bayelsa State governorship elections conducted by Yakubu were declared inconclusive at the first ballot. While the polls in Kogi has been concluded INEC is yet to fix a date for the supplementary polls in Bayelsa State.

Yakubu stated this while making his opening remark at the 11th public lecture of The Electoral Institute (TEI) titled “between refuge and rights: internally displaced persons (IDPs) and inclusive electoral process in Nigeria,” which held in Abuja.

Credit: Leadership

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