Why INEC Chairman Should To Step Aside, PDP, LP, ADP Demand Fresh Elections
The PDP, LP and ADC have called on INEC chairman to step down immediately and allow someone else to conduct a fresh presidential election. The opposition party comprising of PDP, LP and ADC has called on the the electoral chairman Prof. Yakubu to resign his position as a result of feeling sign of been bias in the results released so far.
The opposition party further requested that another person should replace the INEC chairman who will organize another fresh Presidential election. This was made known to newsmen on Tuesday afternoon in Abuja at a press briefing organised by the opposition party.
“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.