April 24, 2018 3.00PM / Proshare WebTV
As Nigerians prepare for the 2019 general elections, the
Independent National Electoral Commission has denied reports that it plans to
create an additional 30,000 polling units.
This was in response to allegations by the major opposition
political party, the People’s Democratic Party that the electoral body was
planning polling units in compromised areas, across the country.
INEC Chairman Prof Mahmoud Yakubu who was fielding questions from
political correspondents in Abuja, said there was no iota of truth to the
Prof Yakubu who received the Lesotho Electoral Commission, shared
that INEC was engaging electoral bodies across Africa, who have been visiting
to understudy their electoral strategies and plans.
The CEO of the Lesotho Electoral Commission Austeria Ntsike said
she was delighted to visit and meet her Nigerian counterparts, who have been
doing a remarkable job in conducting credible and fair elections.
According to her what was learnt from Nigeria, will enable them
carry out their job as electoral umpire for their country, ahead of the next
She was particular about the INEC Nigeria strategic election
project plan 2016-2021, which the commission has shown willingness to share the
documents with Lesotho.
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