2019 polls and the Akwa Ibom connection
By Emmanuel Umohinyang
THOUGH the 2019 general elections may have come and gone, history would no doubt record the exercise as a peculiar one. This may not be unconnected with the negatives that overshadowed the intent of the elections nationwide. Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had given the world assurances that the election would be free, fair and credible.
Obong Victor Attah (Author) , and Udom Emmanuel Governor Akwa Ibom State ( (right), during the presentation of Obong Victor Attah’s book ‘It Is Well with my Soul’ at Shehu Musa Yar ‘ dua Centre Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida 20/11/2018
This was aside from the chest-thumping by the electoral body that it was ready for the elections as scheduled. Indeed, nobody had cause to doubt INEC in view of the fact that the nation was conducting its most expensive election in history. Even INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, told the world that the commission had enough funds to undertake the poll.