Sixty presidential candidates in the just concluded 2019 elections under the banner of the Joint Forum of Presidential Candidates and National Chairmen have passed a vote of confidence on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over its performance in the 2019 general elections.
The Forum also distanced itself from the ongoing controversy on the INEC server, describing it as “unnecessary” and an attempt to “discredit the electoral process.
This was disclosed during a press conference in Abuja, by chairman Presidential candidates Forum and National chairman of Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance , Shittu Mohammed
Shittu Mohammed maintained that political parties never agreed with INEC in any of the several pre-election meetings that results will be transmitted electronically.
Mohammed described the report of the European Union Election Observation Mission released over a week ago wherein they alleged a lack of transparency in the guidelines of the election as “bewildering.”
The forum also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sign the Electoral Act Amendment into law, stressing that the amendment will hugely improve the electoral system and its processes.