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INEC’s Chairman Speaks On the Postponement Of the 2019 General Elections

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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commissioner, Prof Mahmod Yakubu, says there is no plausibility that the 2019 general races will be delayed.

Yakubu said this in a meeting on Osasu Show posted on the show’s YouTube Channel.

He stated, “I can’t perceive any probability of a deferment. We began this quite a while prior; we have proceeded with arrangements. INEC isn’t notwithstanding considering the likelihood of a delay.”

He said the commission had reached the National Youth Service Corps to discharge corps individuals for decisions.

Yakubu included, “We are liaising with the NYSC for specially appointed laborers to be utilized for the races, and where there are deficits, the commission has an unmistakable approach: we will compensate for any shortfall by utilizing understudies of government tertiary organizations.

“Except if the number is depleted and there is as yet a deficit, we will at that point go to the state tertiary foundations.”

He said the commission had supplanted more than 62,000 polling stations, which were either harmed or devastated.

Yakubu likewise said the constituent body had acquired an extra 200,000 polling stations for the presidential decision.

He stated, “We expected to supplant 27,000 keen card perusers after the pressure tests on the ones utilized in the 2015 general races. We have changed the batteries, the SIM cards and the memory cards.”

Yakubu said the presentation of innovation hosted made it incomprehensible for any gathering to win a decision by a wide edge.

He said the Permanent Voter Cards and the savvy card perusers had possessed the capacity to handle tally fixing, subsequently the Ekiti and Osun governorship surveys a year ago were firmly challenged.

The INEC manager stated, “Among 2015 and November 2018, we led decisions in 195 voting demographics, the biggest number of offseason races.

“The turnout shifted from a little more than 50 percent in Katsina to as low as 2.9 percent in Ifako/Ijaye in Lagos and 3.4 percent in Eti Osa state voting demographic in Lagos.

“I think since decisions in Nigeria have dynamically and gradually enhanced, there is no probability since you will have the sort of edges that we used to involvement in our races previously the presentation of innovation, essentially the PVC and the savvy card peruser.

“The races regarding results and votes are ending up progressively universal. You can see the results of the decisions are ending up increasingly focused and closer to the sort of results we see even in cutting edge majority rules systems.”

Yakubu said the commission was prepared for the general races.

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