JUST IN: PDP, LP, ADP Demand Fresh Elections, Ask Yakubu To Step Aside

Date: 28-02-2023 2:50 pm (1 year ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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The PUNCH reports that the Peoples Democratic Party, the Labour Party and the African Democratic Party have slammed the INEC chairman. The parties asked the Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, to step aside. The three parties in a joint press conference on Tuesday, in Abuja alleged that the February 2023 presidential election was marred with violence, rigging and intimidation of voters.

The parties demanded the conduct of a fresh election.

“We are therefore constrained on this development to state that INEC compromised the integrity of this elections even before collation commenced at the polling units. “Section 60 sub-section 5 of the Electoral Act says that the presiding officer shall transfer the results, including total number of accredited voter and the results of the ballots in a manner as prescribed by the commission.

“A failure to comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act and the guidelines makes it imperative that all results recently uploaded on the IReV portal must be updated before they are announced.

“INEC went back on that promise…This election is not free and far from being fair and transparent.” “We shall not be part of the electoral process currently going on at the National Collation Centre and we demand that this sham of an election be immediately cancelled. “We also call for a fresh election to be carried out in accordance to the laid down INEC procedure.”

“We therefore call on Yakubu to step aside from his role,”
the LP National Chairman, Julius Abure, who delivered the position of the three opposition parties, said.

The parties asked Yakubu to step aside from his role as INEC Chairman for a “credible personality” outside the commission to take his place and oversee the process that would be acceptable to all stakeholders and will restore the confidence of the international community, the democratic process and institutions.

We have a responsibility to the millions of Nigerians who put their faith in us and our presidential candidates to defend our country from the forces that seek to tear us apart. We are calling on President Mohammadu Buhari to stand by his promise to Nigerians to leave a legacy of free, fair, transparent and credible elections to the country

President Buhari this is the time of great test of your integrity use your office to save Nigeria from this electoral mismanagement and save your legacy that seek to mar your democratic legacy We call on Nigerians to join us in defending the democracy of our country.


Posted: at 28-02-2023 02:50 PM (1 year ago) | Addicted Hero
- Kidfreshfunmi at 28-02-2023 03:03 PM (1 year ago)
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 Grin Gbam - Lobatan!
See as APC name no dey among complainers. How e go dey?  Grin Awon Odaran...
Posted: at 28-02-2023 03:03 PM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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- janeken at 28-02-2023 04:52 PM (1 year ago)
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Quote from: Kidfreshfunmi on 28-02-2023 04:52 PM
 Grin Gbam - Lobatan!
See as APC name no dey among complainers. How e go dey?  Grin Awon Odaran...
cos everyone knows tinubu as a fraudster and a murderer
Posted: at 28-02-2023 04:52 PM (1 year ago) | Upcoming
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- fineboy77 at 28-02-2023 05:04 PM (1 year ago)
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We dey

Posted: at 28-02-2023 05:04 PM (1 year ago) | Addicted Hero
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- gogoman at 28-02-2023 11:10 PM (1 year ago)
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Posted: at 28-02-2023 11:10 PM (1 year ago) | Grande Master
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