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IPAC lauds INEC, declares Yobe ‘role model of clean elections’

He also noted that there were no reports of intimidation, vote buying, or any act that contravened the electoral law.

• March 22, 2023
Ballot box
INEC ballot box used to illustrate the story

The Yobe chapter of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has described the just concluded gubernatorial and state assembly elections as free and fair.

The Yobe state IPAC chairman, Bala Muhammad, stated this while speaking with journalists on Wednesday in Damaturu, the state capital.

He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the conduct, saying it was based on IPAC’s objective observations on the outcome of the general elections in the state.

He also noted that there were no reports of intimidation, vote buying, or any act that contravened the electoral law.

“Yobe State is, therefore, a role model of clean elections in Nigeria,” he said.

He lauded INEC for adhering to electoral laws, just he commended candidates and supporters for their conduct during polls.

“The security operatives were on ground and very civil in carrying out their duties.

“The press also covered the elections professionally and objectively.

“It also became evident that the above factors gave INEC the support to organise free, fair, transparent, and incontestable elections in every part of the state,” he said.

“It is in the light of the above that we, the representatives of all political parties under the aegis of IPAC, heartily endorse and approve the elections conducted in Yobe State,” he added.


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