The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has urged political interest groups to stop brandishing unconfirmed allegations, on social media.
Chairman of the Commission, Mahmoud Yakubu, issued this directive during his opening remarks at the quarterly consultative meeting with political parties in Abuja, urged them to rather use the appropriate channels to reach the commission if they have doubts with any issues on elections.
It is the last quarterly consultative meeting between INEC and the leadership of political parties in Nigeria, before Ekiti and Osun governorship elections billed for july 14 and September 22, 2018, but second to the last before the 2019 general elections.
At the meeting, the electoral commission’s boss cleared the air on allegations of electoral maleficence levelled against it by some political interest groups over cloned PVCs and its staff involvement in alleged shoddy deals with political party candidates.
Yakubu, in his speech, also disclosed the commission’s level of preparedness ahead Ekiti and Osun governorship elections.
Chairman of the umbrella body of political parties in Nigeria, the Inter Party Advisory Council, IPAC, Lawal Nalado in its response sued for peaceful coexistence and healthy rivalry amongst political parties as the country prepares for Ekiti, Osun and the 2019 general elections.