Mahmood Yakubu: CBN will no longer store INEC sensitive election materials
In the meantime, critical electoral materials will no longer be routed through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), according to Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He further specifies that, commencing with the Ekiti State Governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission will no longer store sensitive materials at the Central Bank.
According to him, the purpose of this decision is to ensure that the electoral materials for the upcoming elections are not compromised.
This was revealed by the INEC Chairman while answering queries in an ongoing dialogue on elections in Abuja.
Several individuals and groups have raised serious concern about the sanctity of election materials kept with the Central Bank, after stories about the CBN governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, indicating an interest in contesting for the country’s presidential seat hit the airwaves in recent months.
On the Cental Banks Governor’s political partisanship, sensitive electoral materials for the upcoming guber elections in Ekiti State will not be kept in the Central Bank office. The Independent National Electoral Commission will do everything to preserve the integrity of our elections. – Prof Mahmood Yakubu