Prof Yakubu Mahmood, the Chairman of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, has denied experiences that he would possibly contest the 2023 presidential election.
The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria had on Saturday requested Nigerians to not be shocked ought to the Chairman of INEC purchases the N100 million Expression of Curiosity and Nomination kinds after the kinds had been “bought” for the Governor of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.
However reacting in a press assertion by his Chief Press Secretary, Rotimi Yekanmi, on Sunday, the INEC boss famous that he was not curious about becoming a member of the presidential race, saying, “it will not happen”.
The assertion was titled, ‘Calls on the INEC chairman to join the 2023 presidential election’.
The assertion learn, “Our consideration has been drawn to innuendoes in sure quarters that Nigerians shouldn’t be shocked if the INEC Chairman joins the Presidential race or urges him to take action. It’s a preposterous proposition. It is not going to occur.
“The Chairman stays an umpire dedicated to free, honest and credible elections. His constitutional duties because the Chief Electoral Commissioner of the Federation and Returning Officer for the presidential election are onerous sufficient for him to even ponder straying into extraneous issues at variance with the regulation, morality and his private rules.
“The chairman will continue to discharge his responsibilities without affection for, or ill-will against, any political party or candidate.”