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INEC Reiterate Support for its Monitoring Team’s Report on Yobe North Senatorial Primary Election

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Sequel to a counter affidavit purportedly filed in the Federal High Court, Damaturu Judicial Division relating to the Yobe North Senatorial District primary election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reiterated its earlier position that it supports the report of its monitoring team,

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye who affirmed this in a statement by the Commission, said that it was on the basis of the report that INEC did not publish the name and personal particulars of any candidate for the Yobe North Senatorial District.

Okoye said the Commission will however review its quality assurance protocols and all information at its disposal before their presentation, to avoid a reoccurrence of the situation.

He revealed that the Commission has also instructed the external counsel briefed to handle the matter to reflect the correct position, which he stated, aligns with the report submitted by its Monitoring Team.

The statement reads:

The attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been drawn to a counter affidavit purportedly filed in the Federal High Court, Damaturu Judicial Division relating to the Yobe North Senatorial District primary election.

Notwithstanding the matter in Court and without prejudice to the consideration or likely outcome of the case in court, the Commission reiterates its earlier position that it stands by the report of its monitoring team and it was on the basis of that report that the Commission did not publish the name and personal particulars of any candidate for the Yobe North Senatorial District.

Consequently, the Commission will review its quality assurance protocols, including the preview by appropriate ranking Officials of all processes filed on its behalf to ascertain their correctness in all material particulars with all reports and all information at its disposal before their presentation so that a situation like this is not repeated.

The Commission has also instructed the external counsel briefed to handle this matter to reflect the correct position, which aligns with the report submitted by our Monitoring Team.

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