Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday gave reasons why it
has continued to conduct inconclusive elections, saying “every polling unit must be accounted for.”
Besides, the commission said it had evolved a road map that would ensure a smooth conduct of the impending governorship election in Edo State.
The INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who spoke at a dialogue session between the electoral body and over 60 civil society groups involved in election monitoring, insisted that politicians should be blamed for the recurring cases of inconclusive elections in the country.
According to Prof. Yakubu who was represented at the event by INEC national commissioner, Mrs. Amina Zakari, “the concept of inconclusive election is
that every polling unit must be accounted for.”
He said elections in Nigeria had become “too tight and keenly contested,” such that the commission can no longer declare anybody winner when result from even a single polling unit is cancelled.
“It is most regrettable that aside sponsoring violence, ballot snatching, mutilation of election results and other vices, politician are also trying to take over election in the field.

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