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INEC Chair Refutes Misguided Resignation Calls

INEC Chair Refutes Misguided Resignation Calls

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), stated yesterday that allegations that he compromised the electoral process were unfounded.

He stated that calls for his resignation were inappropriate.

Mahmood urged those who were dissatisfied with the election process to contest the outcome in court.

He cautioned against making inciting remarks, stating that they could cause unrest.

In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Rotimi Oyekunmi, the chairman of INEC denied the allegations made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the collation center that he had allocated scores to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated that contrary to the PDP and Labour Party’s (LP) claims that the poll was not credible, the results from the states indicate a free and fair election.

The assertion reads: “The call for INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to resign by the LP and the PDP is misplaced.

“Dino Melaye’s claim that the INEC chairman assigned scores to parties is baseless and irresponsible.

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“Moreover, contrary to the assertions of both parties, the results from the states indicate a free, fair, and credible process.

“There are established procedures for parties or candidates who are dissatisfied with the outcome of an election to follow.

“These procedures do not include requesting the resignation of the INEC Chairman or the cancellation of the election.

“Certainly, aggrieved parties may petition the courts to air their grievances and wait for the matter to be resolved.

“It is unacceptable to make comments capable of inciting violence or unrest.

“The processes for the 2023 General Elections are in their final stages of completion.

“It is only fair for aggrieved parties to allow the process to run its course and then present their evidence to the courts to pursue their cases.”