INEC Denies Receiving N 50m Logistics Support From Jigawa Govt


The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) has denied a newspaper report that it recently received N50 million from the government of Jigawa for logistics. Dr . Mahmud Isah , the Resident Electoral Commissioner ( REC ) in the state , made the clarification in a statement in Dutse , on Tuesday. Isah said that the commission had not received any form of support from the state government following the extension of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR ) last month .
“ The attention of the Independent Electoral Commission ( INEC), Jigawa state has been drawn to a publication in Daily Trust of Tuesday, August 28 , 2018 on page 4 captioned PVC : Jigawa supports INEC with N50 m . “ The INEC Jigawa state office wishes to state in clear terms that it has not received any form of support /assistance from the state government during the extension period of the PVC / CVR exercise.
“ The publication came to us as a surprise, as the commission since the commencement of the CVR in April 2017 to date , has been adequately funded by the national office . “Hence , there is no reason why to lean on Jigawa state government or indeed any organisation for any form of logistic support ,’’ Isah said . He however stated that the state office of INEC holds the state government in high esteem as a major stakeholder in election matters.
But , he disagreed with the comment of state Deputy Governor on the issue of extending logistic support to it as contained in the publication by Daily Trust Newspaper . The REC , therefore, urged the general public to regard the publication as baseless , unfounded and not true. “In furtherance to this position of the office , we are calling on all politicians in the state to desist from making unguarded statements capable of truncating our democracy .
“ We also want call on all media houses to always crosscheck their stories before going to press , ” he added. He said that INEC in the state remained resolute in its maintenance of transparency , credibility , fairness in all its electoral duties that will meet national and international standards . “ We will continue to maintain our neutrality at all times as an independent electoral umpire ,” he emphasised . ( NAN )
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