The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, disclosed, yesterday, that it would not process the result of this year’s election as widely expected due to lack of an enabling law to strengthen its hands in doing so. INEC
The commission made fun of desperate politicians eagerly and desperately buying Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, from some ignorant Nigerians with the hope of using same to achieve electoral advantage during the polls.
Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at a stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja, said it was futile for politicians to buy off PVCs from other Nigerians, as the commission had devised strategies to neutralise such illegal acts.
Yakubu said: “It is futile for politicians to buy off PVCs with a view to using them to rig the forthcoming elections. Some of the perpetrators of the act are of the belief that they can somehow hack into our website and make use of those pvcs. “It is indeed very sad to say that some political actors are working hard to subvert our system. But they will not succeed. I want to assure those elements that we are aware of what they are doing and to let them know that we are far ahead of them.”