I won’t resign – INEC Chairman says

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says there is no reason “whatsoever” to resign.

I won’t resign - INEC Chairman says lailasnews

The chairman said this at a press briefing on Thursday in Abuja, stating that he has been doing his best in his service to the nation.

“I am not under any pressure. Will I consider resign? I see no reason to even contemplate resigning. There is no reason whatsoever. The Commission will do the job that is there for us to do.”

Since the rescheduling of last Saturday’s election, some Nigerians have urged the chairman to quit.

INEC rescheduled the general elections for presidential and National Assembly elections from February 16 to 23 and governorship and House of Assembly elections from March 2 to 9 due to logistics issues.

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he will act on INEC’s controversial action after the polls are concluded.

His planned investigation has also drawn condemnation fro. many who point out that Mr Buhari’s announcement implies he has already concluded he will win the polls to be able to question the INEC chairman.

The government was also criticised this week after the State Security Service summoned key officials of the electoral body over the postponement.

The secret police, SSS, withdrew the summons after the government was accused of intimidating electoral officials.


  1. In saner climes the man would have resigned honorably. He should know that Nigerians won’t take it if he pulls another stunt.

  2. So far he has been performing well there is no need to resign. He should continue to stand on his decision not to resign. Kudos

  3. Resignation at this time wuld be a sign of cowardice. The Chairman should see the elections to the conclusion.

  4. All we need from you is level playing ground for all the parties, let the our votes count, change with immediate effect any REC that compromises. Thanks

  5. I love this man confidence. Upon the whole pressures mounted on him by politicians considering the election.

  6. No you should have,to save your name&reputation,its happened in advanced climes which we see daily.
    When The CJN was indicted by the Democratically elected Military Junta&asked to resign,i felt it was rape of Judiciary because he cant be removed arbitrarirly

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