Calls On INEC Chairman To Join Presidential Race Is Absurd, Will Never Happen -INEC

CALLS ON THE INEC CHAIRMAN TO JOIN THE RACE FOR THE 2023 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Our attention has been drawn to innuendoes in certain quarters that Nigerians should not be surprised if the INEC Chairman joins the Presidential race or urging him to do so. It is a preposterous proposition. It will not happen.

The Chairman remains an umpire committed to free, fair and credible elections. His constitutional responsibilities as the Chief Electoral Commissioner of the Federation and Returning Officer for the presidential election are onerous enough for him to even contemplate straying into extraneous matters at variance with the law, morality and his personal principles.

The Chairman will continue to discharge his responsibilities without affection for, or illwill against, any political party or candidate.

ROTIMI LAWRENCE OYEKANMI
Chief Press Secretary to the Hon. Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission
Sunday 8th May 2022.

Wisdom Bassey

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