The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called for the resignation of the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
The PDP said this in a statement released alleging that there were infractions and brazen violations of the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022 during the presidential elections which was conducted on February 25th.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, on Friday also demanded that the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, should investigate the reported electoral violations and manipulations during the presidential and National Assembly elections results.
The statement read,
“The PDP demands that the Chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, immediately steps down from office, having 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.
“His exit as chairman will be the first step towards sanitising the electoral commission and restoring the confidence of Nigerians especially as the nation prepares for the rescheduled March 18, 2023 governorship and state assembly elections.
“The PDP demands that the Inspector-General of Police and the Director-General of the Department of State Services immediately commence investigations into the electoral violations and manipulations by INEC with the view to prosecuting Prof Mahmood Yakubu and other officials of the commission for electoral offences.”