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INEC acknowledges errors in presidential polls

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), President Mahmood Yakubu, has acknowledged that the recently ended presidential elections had problems.

He made this statement while discussing the commission’s electoral performance at the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections during a meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners.

Professor Yakubu acknowledged that issues with logistics, security, technology, and staff conduct hampered the poll.

The head of INEC claims that lessons have been learned from the election and is optimistic that the upcoming governorship election would be more successful.

“The planning for the election, the implementation came with challenges some of them unforeseen, a lot of lessons have been learnt.

As we approach the governorship state assembly election, we must work harder to overcome the challenges we experienced in the last election. Nothing else will be acceptable to Nigerians,” he said.

Following the presidential election that took place on Saturday, February 25, there were reports of illegalities, malpractices and among other complaints.

However, the INEC has said it will ensure those challenges are dealt with before the governorship election which is set to hold on Saturday, March 11.

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