Call by Labour Party, PDP for INEC chairman to resign misplaced – INEC


By Aaron Ossai

The call by the Labour Party and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for INEC’s Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to resign is misplaced the Commission has said.

In a statement in Abuja, the Commission said the allegation by Dino Melaye that the INEC Chairman allocated scores of votes to parties is unfounded and irresponsible.

The statement said 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”, the statement read.