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The Nigerian INEC chairman says he is not under pressure to resign

Nigerian general elections

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has said that he is not under any pressure and has not considered resigning.

Professor Yakubu made this known on Thursday, at a press briefing at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

He said, “I see no reason to even contemplate resigning”.

The INEC Chairman said he remains the Chief Electoral Officer of the Nation, stressing that he is confident that the polls will be conducted successfully.

“I am not under any pressure… The last time I checked and that is the situation as we speak, I am the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Nigeria, and constitutionally the Chief Electoral Commissioner of the Federal Republic and Returning Officer for the presidential elections”.
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