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INEC CONSIDERS MOVING ELECTION MATERIALS FROM CBN

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it may consider alternatives for storing sensitive election materials outside the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu said this on Thursday, while responding to a question on the political ambition and partisanship of the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

”I understand the context in which the question is asked. But you should also understand the context in which events are unfolding.

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“As we speak, our director, litigation, and prosecution is in court. There is a case in court. We have been invited to state our own side of the story. We usually refrain from talking about such issues because there is essentially subjudice.

“But we have already started talking about what alternatives are available to us in case we need to change the arrangement for the handling of sensitive materials.

“We are aware of the situation. We will watch the situation. We still have nine months before the next general elections. Things may be addressed before then,” he said.

The INEC Chairman assured that the conduct of the election would not be jeopardized.

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