We’ve courage to conduct credible polls – INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday disagreed with former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s claim that the forthcoming elections would not be transparent.
INEC National Commissioner Festus Okoye, who spoke on Channels Television, said the agency would study the issues raised by the former President before making an official response.
He said: “He has expressed his opinion, as a former President. We have to also take into consideration that he may have information that some of us do not have. What we are going to do as a commission is that we are going to look at the issues he raised critically.
“We will look at our own processes and procedure and if we find out that there are few issues to support what he says and if these are actions that we can take on board in making sure that the election is credible, we will do that.
“I have looked at some of the issues he raised, the issue of card reader, this we have perfected and they are much better. The issue of getting election materials to polling units on time is also there, so what we will do as a commission is to study the allegations he raised and amend where we have lacuna.
“What I want to say is that the present commission has the courage to conduct a good election for the Nigerian people.”