By Christian George
The Independent National Electoral Commission has reaffirmed its commitment on ensuring the 2023 general election is the best ever.
INEC boss, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this while advising Supervisory Presiding Officers in Abuja ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
He noted that the commission is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that the 2023 general election will be the best ever, urging them to be committed to their oath of neutrality and allegiance to Nigeria.
He charged the presiding officers not to see their job as a service to INEC but to Nigeria, hence integrity should be their watchword.
According to the INEC chairman, “the commission is determined that the 2023 general election will be the best ever and you are the people that will help the commission to make it happen and help to ensure that Nigeria has a pleasant experience on election day.
“INEC is not a political party. INEC has no candidate in the election. Our only interest is in the processes. The choice of who becomes what in Nigeria is left to the Nigerian people to decide,” he said.
He added that the presiding officers have a critical role to play in the election and they should discharge their duties with integrity.
“Our responsibility is simply to collate. So you are playing very critical role. What will help you help the commission, help Nigerians and the electoral process is your Integrity as individuals,” Yakubu advised.