Mahmood Yakubu Has No Plan To Leave A Legacy Of Free And Fair Elections In Nigeria – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar
Atiku Abubakar
The presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar has come out to tell the Independent National Electoral Commission that awarding contracts to companies owned by candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress is partisan.

He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to him, it is unfortunate that despite being given an allocation of over N300 billion as well as financial assistance from foreign governments, including the European Union, the United States and the United Kingdom, the leadership of INEC has continued to run the commission without scruples.

He added that it is s obvious Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has no plan of leaving a legacy of free and fair elections in Nigeria.

His words, “An ordinary search on CAC’s portal by youths on Twitter has already revealed that Senator Binani owns Binani Printing Press Limited, a firm that was given a contract to print sensitive INEC materials. The company with RC 310024, which was registered on March 13, 1997 has Senator Aishatu Ahmed listed as number one.”

“It is obvious that Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has no plan of leaving a legacy of free and fair elections. With barely a year left on his tenure, his performance as INEC chairman will become a by-word for failure. This is a man who has received the highest financial allocation ever and yet cannot still run the agency effectively and deliver a credible election.”

“It is funny that INEC claims it awarded the contract to Binani’s company in order to stimulate the local economy. One wonders whether it is the duty of INEC to stimulate the economy or conduct credible elections.”

“Recall that in the run-up to the 2019 presidential election, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, admitted that the commission indeed awarded a contract to Act Technologies Limited to print Permanent Voter Cards.”

“Act Technologies, whose Managing Director, Mohammed Sani Musa, was APC candidate for Niger East Senatorial District at the time, went on to win that election.”

“Despite all these complaints, INEC still insisted on awarding him a contract.”

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