The Independent National Electoral Commision, INEC, has admited that one of its contractors for the supply of sensitive materials for the 2019 general elections is a candidate for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
MahmoodYakubu, who is the national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has confirmed that a candidate for the All Progressives Congress is a contractor with the commission.
Addressing, the press, international observers and stakeholders on the reason behind the postponement of the presidential election in Abuja on Saturday, the INEC boss assured everyone that the contractor’s political affiliation and interest will not affect the commission of the out come of the election.
The contractor in question is Mohammed Musa, APC’s candidate for the Niger east senatorial district seat.
“Yes, I am aware. That company has been working with the commission since 2011. I assure you that we have a strict system,” he responded to a question by Osita Chidoka, former aviation minister who represented Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, at the meeting.
“No electoral officer will be compromised. The integrity of the process is protected.”
In an earlier statement released by the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, had said that Musa’s company, ‘Activate Technologies Limited’, was saddled with supplying the machines used in printing the permanent voter cards (PVCs).
“While Sani Musa has the right to hold any public office in spite of his line of business, it is morally unjustifiable to allow a well-known supplier of sensitive INEC materials to partake in an election in which the key materials to be used for the poll were supplied by him,” Atiku was quoted to have said in the statement.