INEC considers fuel scarcity as a threat to the upcoming election

Mahmood Yakubu
Mahmood Yakubu (Credit: Ripples Nigeria)

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu has revealed that the logistics arrangement for the upcoming general elections scheduled to hold on February 25 and March 11, might be greatly affected by the current fuel scarcity looming in the country.

In the last couple of weeks, fuel scarcity has become a major threat to both private and corporate existence in the country, some states in the country also sell at exorbitant prices while places like Lagos state is suffering severe scarcity.

Speaking at a consultative meeting with transport unions such as the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), amongst others on Tuesday, January 31, Mahmood said the commission will meet the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited to look into ways to improve the situation.

The INEC Chairman said; 

“The commission shares your concern about the fuel situation in the country and its impact on transportation on election day,” Yakubu told leaders of the unions.

“The truth is that our arrangement may be negatively affected by the non-availability of products.

“For this reason, the commission will this afternoon meet the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited to look into ways to ameliorate this situation.”

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