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There are no perfect elections anywhere in the world, INEC replies US

2019: The Conspiracy of 'Inconclusive Elections'

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has reacted to remarks by the US Government, expressing disappointment with the conduct of the 2019 general elections.

The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, while reacting to the US Government statement, appreciated the US support for the nation’s electoral process, but was quick to add that no country in the world could conduct a perfect election.

Oyekanmi also insisted that the US observations were not enough to discredit the integrity of the elections.

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He said: “As one of our important partners, the Independent National Electoral Commission appreciates the United States’ interest and support for Nigeria’s electoral process.

“However, there is no country in the world where general elections are perfect from the beginning to the end. In our reckoning, coupled with various reports released by local and international observers so far, the 2019 general elections were a success, but by no means perfect.

“There are lessons to be learnt and there is room for improvement. The commission will contiynue to do its best to deliver credible elections with the hope that the major players will appreciate the importance of playing by the rules and ultimately accept that no political office is worth the precious life of any human being. All is vanity.”

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