“We won’t sacrifice accuracy for speed” – INEC Chairman on announcing winners of Saturday’s elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced the timeframe for result declaration of the 2019 Presidential Election.

Yakubu said the commission was working to ensure that it does not keep Nigerians waiting for days without declaring the results. He said the time limit would not exceed what obtained in 2015.

Recall that in 2015, while the Presidential Election held on a Saturday, a winner was not declared until the following Wednesday.

Mahmood said: “Even though this time around we have more presidential candidates than in 2015, we have more registered voters than we had in 2015, the size of the result sheet is bigger than we had in 2015, but we are committed to concluding the process for the Presidential elections roughly about the same time that we concluded the 2015 general elections.”

“We will do whatever we can to ensure that we speedily conclude the process but we won’t sacrifice accuracy for speed”, he declared.

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