INEC says its operations are guided by Electoral Act
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 15, 2023
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says its operations are guided by the Electoral Act and not by political parties.
Professor Gabriel Yomere, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River, made this known in Calabar during an interview with Newsmen.
Yomere was reacting to calls by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to sign the election result sheets for Saturday governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections in advance.
SDP had argued that the measure would help in checking and preventing irregularities during the election.
The party in the letter signed by its chairman in Cross River, Dr Ekpeyong Ambo, said the move would reassure the stakeholders that the umpire would not compromise the results.