75 political parties under the platform of the Inter-Party Advisory Council on Monday passed a vote of confidence on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, for what they called a satisfactory conduct of the 2019 General Elections.

The votes was passed at a national roundtable in Abuja at the Centre for Transparency Advocacy and chairmen of political parties.

The Deputy National Chairman of the council, Jeff Ojirika read the communiqué at the event .

“The roundtable, after a comprehensive review of the conduct of the 2019 General Elections, passes a vote of confidence in the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, for the successful conduct of the elections.”

The roundtable notes with satisfaction the transparency in communication and regular engagement of stakeholders at the national, state and local government levels which ensured that everybody was carried along in the process. The roundtable however indicts the security agencies for the lapses in the election due largely to their collusion with unscrupulous politicians and negligence to do their jobs.”

Those in attendance include former Vice President of Sierra Leone, Samuel Sam-Sumana.