NATIONAL chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmoud Yakubu has advised the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and Administrative Secretaries to insulate themselves from manoeuvrings of politicians.
He gave the admonition on Tuesday at an interactive session with the RECs. Professor Yakubu asked them to stand firm on the side of law and statutes guiding the operations of the Commission to deliver on its mandate on the free and fair election.
He said: ‘’You should not be distracted especially by partisan comments from anybody. As the 2019 general elections draw closer, there will be an attempt to draw the commission to needless controversies.
‘’You must not descend to the arena, remain focused on the task of serving Nigeria conscientiously, transparently, and always in accordance with the law. Our responsibility to Nigerians must never be compromised.”
He further noted that the RECs would be responsible for the implementation of the policies and programmes of INEC in the states and demanded for synergy between the headquarters and the
states in terms of policy and implementation.
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