INEC Speaks On Time Frame For Announcing Winner Of 2019 Presidential Election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the time frame for results declaration of the 2019 elections would not take longer than the 2015 polls.

The commission assured that the results would not take long in spite of the number of presidential candidates, size of the result sheets and increased voter population.

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

Yakubu said the commission was working to ensure that it does not keep Nigerians waiting for days without declaring the results.

Recall that 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.”

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