The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has urged staff of the electoral body to offer their views and criticisms on the recent general elections.
According to Prof. Yakubu, who was speaking at the 2019 Post-Election Review session with Electoral Officers from 19 states, on Monday in Abuja, no poll is perfect.
“Please, feel free to advise the commission. Where we need to be criticised or criticise ourselves, please do so.
“I consistently say that friends will criticise you, but your enemies will condemn you. But criticism is the basis to make any system work. “No democracy, no electoral process is perfect. Every democracy is work-in-progress.
“So, feel free to suggest, advise on all issues relating to conduct of elections, on the whole gamut.
“And, you have the protection of the chairman that whatever you say will not be held against you,” he said.
The INEC boss also commended the EOs for their contributions by carrying out the mandates of the commission.