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2019 Election Watch: I Can't Be Intimidated By Anybody - INEC Chairman, Yakubu

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), has said that he will not be intimidated by any partisan pressure.

Yakubu in a statement to The Interview said that he has passed the stage where someone can intimidate him to do what is wrong. In his words;

"I have passed that stage, where I can be intimidated, with due respect. And the real test is in what we have done (178 ‘mini’ elections) so far. The most interesting thing for me is that both parties accuse us equally. So, that means we are doing something right." 

Mr Yakubu made these statement amidst concerns about voter registration and accusations by politicians that INEC could not be trusted to conduct free and fair elections.

In a recent comment, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike said the report of under-age voting in Kano had damaged confidence in INEC.

Yakubu added; "We know that poorly conducted elections are a recipe for disaster. We will never tread that path."