ASUU agrees to participate in 2019 elections –INEC

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has agreed to participate in the 2019 General Election, the Independent National Electoral Commission has announced.

The announcement was made via the Commission’s verified Twitter handle, @inecnigeria

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Earlier, the Commission had said that its chairman would meet with the national leadership of ASUU in Abuja on Friday (today).

The purpose of the meeting, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu revealed in a statement on INEC website, “is to discuss the ongoing strike by the Union but only in relation to our preparations for the General Elections.”

“We are concerned that the bulk of critical election duty staff are drawn from the universities.

“We are determined to ensure that the (electoral) processes are not affected by the Union’s industrial action.

“ASUU is a critical partner to the Commission in delivering credible elections.

“We look forward to the meeting and we are confident of a positive outcome,” INEC boss said.