The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has dispelled rumours that he intends to run for President in 2023 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Rotimi Oyekanmi, the chairman disclosed that such will not happen.
Oyekanmi who described the rumor as a preposterous proposition that will not happen, assured the Chairman remains an umpire committed to free, fair and credible elections.
He added that Yakubu’s constitutional responsibilities as the Chief Electoral Commissioner of the Federation and Returning Officer for the presidential election are onerous enough for him to even contemplate straying into extraneous matters at variance with the law, morality and his personal principles.
Oyekanmi assured that the Chairman will continue to discharge his responsibilities without affection for, or illwill against, any political party or candidate.