Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has said the electorate in Kogi State will be the ones to determine who would become the next governor of the State.
Yakubu stated this when the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, paid him a courtesy visit at INEC headquarters in Abuja on Monday.
”‹The ”‹People’s Democratic Party had, on Monday, accused President Muhammadu Buhari of conspiring with INEC and the police to rig the election in favour of the All Progressives Congress, APC; a claim denied by the Presidency.
Mr. Yakubu said the commission would be in Kogi on Tuesday to assure everyone that there was nothing ”‹ ”˜unsure’ in what it was doing regarding the forthcoming election.
“The only commitment we have to this country is to guarantee free, fair and peaceful poll. The decision as to who becomes the governor of Kogi state or any state in this country ultimately rest”‹s ”‹with the people. INEC will continue to uphold the sanctity of the ballot,” he said.