The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the resignation of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu.
Addressing a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Abuja Friday, Debo Ologunagba, the national publicity secretary said a further review of “the widely condemned infractions, a brazen violation of the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022 and criminal manipulation and alteration of election results by the Prof. Mahmood Yakubu-led INEC” showed that he could not continue in office.
The PDP noted that the continuing stay of Prof Mahmood Yakubu in office as the chairman of INEC is therefore “vexatious, injurious to the integrity of the electoral commission and an unpardonable assault to the credibility of our electoral process, the sensibility of Nigerians and the international community.”
The PDP demands that Prof Yakubu immediately step down from office, having allegedly abused the confidence and dashed the hope of millions of Nigerians, as well as political parties and the international community for a free, fair and credible election.
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The party urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to open an investigation into allegations that certain top officials of INEC were heavily compromised financially to manipulate the electoral process.