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INEC Reacts to Call by LP, PDP For Resignation of Its Chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission Has Reacted to the growing calls by the Labour Party and the People’s Democratic Democratic Party on the resignation of INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, he called it a misplaced call

“The call by the Labour Party and the People’s Democratic Democratic Party on the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to resign is misplaced. The allegation by Dino Melaye that the INEC Chairman allocated scores to parties is unfounded and irresponsible.

“At the same time, contrary to the insinuation by both parties, results emanating from the States point to a free, fair and credible process.

“There are laid down procedures for aggrieved parties or candidates to follow when they are dissatisfied about the outcome of an election. Such procedures do not include calling on the INEC Chairman to resign or for the election to be cancelled.

“To be sure, aggrieved parties are free to approach the courts to ventilate their concerns and wait for the matter to be resolved. Making inciting comments capable of causing violence or unrest is unacceptable.

“The 2023 General election processes are in their final stages of completion. It is only fair for aggrieved parties to allow the conclusion of the process and approach the courts with their evidences to pursue their cases”.

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