One of the spokespersons for Atiku, Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, Senator Dino Melaye has insisted that the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, must resign.
The former lawmaker gave the demand in a post via his Twitter handle on Saturday.
Melaye’s call is coming against the backdrop of the threat of a lawsuit by Yakubu on the allegation that he rigged the presidential election by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
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Recall that the party had called for the police and the Department of State Services, DSS, to investigate the INEC boss over alleged manipulation of election results.
The PDP said the call followed 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”.
PDP alleged that INEC subverted the will of Nigerians in the just concluded February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
However, Yakubu’s Press Secretary, Rotimi Oyekanmi said the call was misplaced and challenged the PDP to prove its claims in the law court.
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He wondered why the party did not provide evidence to back up the spurious allegations, further maintaining that the electoral commission does not rig elections.
But not yet satisfied, Senator Melaye insisted that Yakubu must go, alleging that he “superintended over a criminal enterprise yahoo INEC.”
“Prof Mahmud Yakubu must resign. Such a level of criminal audacity & impunity bastardizes the rule of law and diminished him as a referee who scored a goal in a match. Mahmood must go,” he tweeted.