Call for resignation of INEC Chairman by Dino misplaced, unfounded


By Joy Odor

The call by the Labour Party (LP) by Dino Melaye and the People’s Democratic Democratic Party (PDP) on allegation that the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu should resign for allocating scores to parties is unfounded, irresponsible and misplaced.

According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi in a press statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday informed that contrary to the insinuation by both parties, results emanating from the States point are 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” he said.

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