The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed never to postpone the forthcoming general elections.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this on Thursday, while speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting, organized by the commission.
He assured Nigerians and the international community that no election will be postponed.
Yakubu also promised that INEC would continue to obey all court orders.
“Court cases arising from the conduct of congress and primaries have risen to 640. INEC has been dragged to court 640 times, we have received 540 requests for certified true copy of documents. We have received 186 petitions over the conduct of congresses and party primaries.
“It is the policy of INEC to obey court orders. People ask if the judgements from these courts are decided close to elections if INEC will postpone the elections, INEC will not postpone any elections but we will make contingency arrangements in case some of the orders come close to elections,” he said.
The INEC chairman also assured the stakeholders that he would “never fail Nigeria and Nigerians.”