by Azeez Adeniyi
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would meet heads of the judiciary over conflicting court orders.
INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at a consultative meeting with media executives in Abuja on Monday.
“The issue of conflicting orders is one that we shall take up with the judiciary,” he said.
He stated that only one of the 167 elections conducted by INEC has been nullified by the court.
He noted that only two political parties have submitted their statement of account, stating that others have continued to flout campaign financing rules.
“They are to file such statements within six months after the general elections and only two parties have complied with this provision, because the two parties said they received nothing and so there was nothing to declare. They said that they did not even participate in the elections,”, Yakubu explained.
Yakubu said the commission has so far conducted no fewer than 167 elections in the aftermath of the 2015 general elections.
“Arising from court-ordered rerun elections and end of tenure governorship to FCT Area Council elections, we have so far conducted 167 elections,” he said.