‘INEC ap­point­ments, a proof of readi­ness for re­forms’

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Muideen Olaniyi

The As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ri­anAmer­i­can Pro­fes­sion­als in Nige­ria (ANAPIN) has lauded Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari on the choice of Prof. Mah­mood Yakubu as the chair­man of the In­de­pen­dent Na­tional Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (INEC).

ANAPIN Pres­i­dent, Mazi Em­manuel Okoro, who also lauded the ap­point­ment of those he called ‘cred­i­ble and com­pe­tent in­di­vid­u­als as na­tional com­mis­sion­ers for INEC’, said the ac­tion dis­played the pres­i­dent as a states­man whose ap­point­ments were de­void of any pri­mor­dial sen­ti­ments.

Okoro said with the ap­point­ment of one of the Fed­eral Com­mis­sion­ers, Dr. Muhammed Mustafa Lecky, to rep­re­sent the South-South Zone in INEC, Pres­i­dent Buhari had placed round pegs in round holes.

The ANAPIN Pres­i­dent said Lecky, who served as the chair­man of the As­so­ci­a­tion’s Strate­gic Com­mit­tee, had dis­tin­guished him­self as a pa­tri­otic pro­fes­sional ded­i­cated to the en­force­ment of the rule of law as a panacea for de­vel­op­ment in Nige­ria.

He added that the road to free, fair, peace­ful and cred­i­ble elec­tions be­gins with the ap­point­ment of com­pe­tent, cred­i­ble, fair-minded and pa­tri­otic pro­fes­sion­als as INEC of­fi­cials.

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