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Presidential Election: INEC Assures Announcing Winner Will Not Be Up To Wednesday

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has announced that declaration of result for the 2019 Presidential Election will not be up to Wednesday.

The commission through its chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu assured that the results would not take longer than the 2015 elections, in spite of the number of presidential candidates, size of the result sheets and increased voter population.

Prof.Yakubu said this on Wednesday in Abuja while briefing journalists on the state of preparedness of the commission for the polls.

He also stressed that the commission is working to ensure that it does not keep Nigerians waiting for days without declaring the results.

He assured that the time limit would not exceed what obtained in 2015.

Recall in 2015, while the Presidential Election held on a Saturday, a winner was not declared until the following Wednesday.

Mahmood said: “Even though this time around we have more presidential candidates than in 2015, we have more registered voters than we had in 2015, the size of the result sheet is bigger than we had in 2015, but we are committed to concluding the process for the Presidential elections roughly about the same time that we concluded the 2015 general elections.”

“We will do whatever we can to ensure that we speedily conclude the process but we won’t sacrifice accuracy for speed”, he declared.

Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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