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Why We Are Discussing With NURTW, Others – INEC

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The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, says the commission is in talks with transport unions to ensure a free and credible election.

He made this known while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s presidential elections.

Naija News recall that the electoral body had shifted the Presidential and National Assembly election.

The commission blamed the postponement on logistics challenges that could affect the process negatively.

Speaking at the press briefing, he said there were ongoing discussions with the unions to perfectly put logistics plan in place.

The commission had signed an MoU with National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Road Transport Employees Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), and National Association of Road Transport Owners (NATO), for efficient logistics in the general election.

“I made contact with the National Chairman of the NURTW on my way to this place.

“I shall be meeting with him tomorrow for further discussions; INEC is not under any pressure,” he said.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.