Presidential Polls: INEC blows Hot, Threatens PDP with Lawsuit


Presidential Election: INEC Chairman Threatens PDP With Lawsuit After Party’s Rigging Allegation


The Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has threatened legal action against the peoples Democratic Party, PDP.


He stated that a lawsuit might result from the claim that he rigged the presidential election.



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After receiving a resignation request from the PDP leadership on Friday, the electoral chief responded to the party.


The chairman is being investigated by the police and the Department of State Services (DSS) for allegedly tampering with election results, according to the opposition.



In a statement, Rotimi Oyekanmi, Yakubu’s press secretary, criticized the PDP and urged them to present evidence in court to back up their claims.


The spokesperson questioned why the party did not present supporting documentation for “the baseless allegations”.



The PDP, according to Oyekanmi, also failed to provide proof of Yakubu’s interference with the uploading and transmission of election results.


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The aide maintained that the INEC “does not rig elections”, stressing that the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, “has ensured the integrity of the electoral process”.



Oyekanmi reminded the PDP that it should uphold its honor by persevering with its case until a decision is made and that it had rejected the results of the election on February 25.


“Calling for the resignation of the INEC Chairman and canvassing the same issues the party intends to argue in court on newspaper pages is like putting the cart before the horse.



He continued, “The PDP is hereby reminded that making defamatory claims about the INEC Chairman’s character is actionable.


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