Intrigues, suspense as Buhari holds unscheduled meeting with INEC chair ahead of polls, details revealed

  • All are getting ready for the much-anticipated presidential election slated for Saturday, February 25
  • President Muhammadu Buhari recently said he met with the INEC chairman to get updates about the preparation for the polls
  • He stated that the essence of the meeting was to ensure that there were no excuses in the lead-up to the election

FCT, AbujaWith less than three days to the much-anticipated presidential elections, President Muhammadu Buhari summoned an impromptu meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

As reported by The Nation, President Buhari disclosed this development, as he stated that the meeting was part of efforts to ensure things are on the right track for the elections.

Buhari, INEC
President Buhari says he held an emergency meeting with the INEC chairman in Aso Rock about Saturday, February 25, presidential polls. Photo: Muhammadu Buhari, INEC
Source: Twitter

He made the disclosure at a public function in Abuja for commissioning and handing over security equipment valued at over N12 billion to the military and Nigeria Police Force.

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While speaking at the event, he said the electoral body had grounded him for the five minutes he kept the CACOVID group waiting, reminding all that everything needed to be done for a successful election to be achieved.

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President Buhari said:

“I’m being grounded by INEC. You know next Saturday is a great day for us and I take instructions from INEC so that I make sure there’ll be no excuses for the successful election.”

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Meanwhile, the distribution of materials and all the necessary items and resources to conduct an election signals that the election is near.

Materials to be distributed include ballots, voting machines, ballot boxes, and other items that voters will use to cast their votes.

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About 48 hours before the presidential and National Assembly elections, INEC commenced the distribution process across Nigeria.

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In another development, the electoral umpire of Nigeria, INEC, says it has received cash from the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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According to INEC, the money will be used for logistics and transport activities during the 2023 elections.


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