The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Mahmood Yakubu after his meeting with the head of the European Union (EU) delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ketil Karlson, said the commission it is prepared to conduct a free, fair and credible election in 2019.
He added that the commission “is prepared to conduct an election that would be an improvement on previous election”.
On the issue of amendment to the electoral law, Prof. Yakubu noted that there will be no difference as the electoral umpire has been conducting itself within the ambit of the law.
“For us there is no legal lacuna as a law exist, but if it is accented to then we will abide by the provisions of the new law, but as we speak, there is no legal lacuna, we have taken the actions we have taken so far legitimately under the provisions of the law as it exist and nothing has changed.”
He also assured that steps have been taken to guarantee an all-inclusive election, adding that, “for the first time in Anambra, we introduce magnifying glasses for those with visual impairment, in the Osun election; we introduce tactile balloting, meaning that those with visual impairment who can read with brail and can vote are assisted”.
Karlson expressed hope that the electoral body will do a good job come 2019.