Most recent report as the director of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has said he would not be threatened by pressure from the public concerning the coming elections.
“I have passed the phase where somebody can scare me to do what isn’t right,” Yakubu said.
He put forth this expression in light of worries about voter enrollment and allegations by government officials that INEC couldn’t be trusted to lead free and fair elections in the forth coming elections.
Reacting to the claim of under-age registration and voting n the North,
“I have passed that stage, where I can be threatened, with due regard. Also, the genuine test is in what we have done (178 ‘scaled down’ decisions) up until this point. The most intriguing thing for me is that the two gatherings blame us similarly. Along these lines, that implies we are accomplishing something right.”
He said he had never confronted any weight from the Presidency, or some other quarters, to twist the standards.
“We realize that inadequately directed races are a formula for calamity,” Yakubu said. “We will never tread that way.”