SAHARANEWS – The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu has said that “only an act of God” can stop the rescheduled presidential and national assembly elections slated for Saturday from being conducted.
The INEC boss said this in Abuja while addressing a cross-section of the diplomatic community and international election monitoring groups in Nigeria, for the 2019 General Election.
The briefing, which was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in conjunction with INEC, is aimed at engaging with friends and partners of Nigeria on the rescheduled election.
Yakubu, who was represented by an INEC National Commissioner, Dr Mustapha Lecky, said that the commission had put in place everything possible to ensure the elections hold on Saturday.
The INEC boss said that the commission had no reason to feel that anything would stop the conduct of the election on Feb 23.
He said the commission has developed a six-point agenda of what needed to be done to ensure success of the election
He also said that the commission has completed the deployment of materials.
“We believe that as a prayerful nation the act of God has been assuaged and that things will go right, we have no reason to feel that anything will go wrong.
“We have received all the materials, they have been checked, audited people have been informed, party agents have gone there to check,” he said.
He noted that the commission had already taken responsibility for the postponement and that it was committed to surpass achievement of previous elections in the country.