BREAKING NEWS: Group Wants INEC Chairman To Resign Over ‘False Result’

A group, Global Initiatives for Good Governance (GIGG), a non-governmental organiza­tion, has called for the resig­nation of Professor Mahmoud Yakubu, the chairman of In­dependent National Electoral Commission (INEC), over the declaration of ‘false result’ in the last February 2023 presi­dential election.

The group, led by Chief Emeka Kalu as its coordina­tor, in a statement to journal­ists on Monday, stated that INEC lawyers in their final reports admitted that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presiden­tial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), won in 21 states of the federation….CONTINUE READING

The group also want Yaku­bu to apologise to Nigerians for setting a bad precedence in the annals of the country’s elections.

Kalu insisted that Yakubu intentionally falsified the presi­dential election results in favour of All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared Ahmed Bola Tinubu as the winner.

The statement said: “Henceforth, the INEC chair­man should immediately resign his office and tender an unreserved apology to Nigeria. It is a bad precedent for the nation to be subjected to continued election fraud, which in turns derails our democratic values.

“For INEC lawyers to have failed to counter the fact that PDP won in 21 states confirms that Atiku Abubakar and Ni­gerians were robbed of his hard-earned votes in favour of APC. While Nigeria is economically bleeding due to poor managerial capacity of the immediate past adminis­tration, INEC out of cupidi­ty doctored election results against the will and interest of the people.”

Kalu wondered how the country would be respected in the comity of nations when those entrusted with the man­date of piloting the affairs of the government aid, abet cor­ruption and injustice.

He insisted that the INEC chairman had no moral right to remain in office, stressing that Atiku should be sworn-in as the president of Nigeria.

He regretted that the Ni­gerian citizens had gone through lots of hardship in the last two months due to the lack of the current gov­ernment to take the right de­cisions and actions on issues of national importance.

Kalu also warned that the nation’s democracy was fast collapsing, while the actors and masterminds of election malpractices remain unpun­ished….CONTINUE READING