July 16, 2018

‘Why Mahmoud Yakubu shouldn’t be allowed to conduct 2019 polls’ (Guardian)

‘Why Mahmoud Yakubu shouldn’t be allowed to conduct 2019 polls’ (Guardian)

A group, Good Governance Initiative (GGI), has lent its voice to the call for resignation or sack of chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, before the 2019 general elections.

At a press briefing in Abuja yesterday, chairman of the group, Anosike Nwosu, stated that the 2019 polls would not be free and fair with Yakubu in the saddle as chairman of INEC, expressing the fear that he would compromise the results.The fear of the group, according to Nwosu, stems from what he described as Yakubu’s ethno-religious relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari, the ground on which he alleged that plans had been concluded to manipulate the exercise in favour of Buhari. Read more

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