By Hamza Waziri


INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has sent her heartfelt appreciation and thank you message to Newsline Newspaper.

    The message sent by the Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, which was signed on his behalf by the Niger State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Samuel Egwu and made available to Newsline on Sunday showed that the Commission was appreciative of the newspaper house for her exemplary leadership and the exceptional professionalism displayed in consummating the partnership between the commission and the organisation through the platform of Niger State Inter Agency Advisory Committee on Voter Education and Publicity.

   “My humble self and the entire management staff of the Commission in Niger State note with gratitude your solidarity and kindness which went beyond the call of duty to support the Commission. The support, in no small measure, contributed to the confidence of stakeholders in the handling of the sensitive electoral materials, including guaranteeing access to the stakeholders at appropriate times”, the Chairman declared.

   He added that partnership between INEC and media in 2019 general elections provided unimpeachable evidence of the strategic nature of the partnership and a confirmation that INEC alone could not deliver elections that meet global and regional standards of  “Free and Fair Elections”.