Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, yesterday warned the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and administrative secretaries to steer clear of politicians as the 2019 general election approaches.
According to Yakubu, RECs must refrain from being distracted by partisan comments or drawn into needless controversies by politicians.
Speaking during an interactive meeting with the RECs in Abuja, Yakubu said INEC senior officers must remain on the side of Nigerians who deserve nothing less than free and fair elections.
He said, “You must focus on the task of serving Nigeria conscientiously, transparently, committedly, doggedly and always in accordance with the law.
“You should not be distracted, especially by partisan comments from anybody. As the 2019 general election draw closer, there will be attempts to draw the commission to needless controversies”.
Yakubu noted that RECs are responsible for the implementation of the policies and programmes of INEC in the states, pointing out that their role is pivotal.
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