INEC chairman, Buhari’s chief of staff hold important meeting

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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, has held a meeting with the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari.

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The Punch reports that the meeting was held behind closed door on Friday, October 26.

The meeting lasted for 30 minutes after which the INEC chairman left without disclosing the details of the meeting.

President Muhammadu Buhari will be seeking a second term on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

There are assumptions that the meeting may be related to the publication made by INEC on the profile of presidential candidates which showed that the president indicated that his WAEC certificate was with the military board.

Meanwhile, T=the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday, October 26, said it received nominations from 79 political parties for the 2019 presidential election and 6,352 for the National Assembly.

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Abuja on update on the implementation of activities for the 2019 general elections.

The breakdown of the nominations for NASS according to Yakubu, is 1,856 nominations for the 109 Senate seats, and 4,496 nominations for the House of Representatives with 360 seats.

Answering questions on the Supreme Court judgment on the All Progressives Congress (APC) Rivers State chapter primaries, Yakubu said that INEC was still awaiting the full text of the judgment to determine its next action.

Also asked of update on INEC decision that APC Zamfara could not file in candidates for NASS elections, Yakubu said that the matter was still in three High Courts.

“However, INEC did not receive any submission from APC Zamfara state. I will not say more than that because the matter is still in court.’’

He said that three out of the outlined activities toward the 2019 general elections had been implemented starting with the publication of official notice for the elections.

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