ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, Ordered To Resign Now!!!!

By Post-Nigeria: February 16, 2019 08:06

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, Ordered To Resign Now!!!!

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected the new dates announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the conduct of the 2019 general elections.

The main opposition party, alleged that the shoddy arrangements for the elections by INEC, is a deliberate agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari to cling on to power, even when it said it was obvious to him that Nigerians want him out.

The National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, stated this while reacting to the pronouncements made by the Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, in the early hours of Saturday, that the elections have been postponed.

Yakubu said that the Presidential and National Assembly elections, earlier scheduled to hold today, would now hold next week Saturday, while that of the Governorship, State Houses of Assembly, and the Abuja Area Councils, have been shifted to March 9.

Secondus alleged that the postponement is part of a grand design by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to thwart the will of Nigerians, at all cost.

He added that the action has clearly exposed INEC as a failure, and called on its Chairman, to resign immediately.

The PDP Leader, warned that the party will not accept “anything short of a well organised Electoral process, devoid of manipulation, harassment, and intimidation of voters and the opposition, particularly members of the PDP.”

He added: “Having failed in all their nefarious options to enable them cling on to power, the APC and the INEC came up with the idea of shifting the elections, an action that is dangerous to our democracy, and is therefore unacceptable.”

Secondus stated further that the APC in connivance with the INEC, “have been trying all options, including but not limited to burning down INEC Offices in some States, and destroying of Electoral materials to create artificial problems, upon which to stand for their dubious act.”

According to a statement from the National Chairman’s Media Office, signed by Ike Abonyi, Secondus disclosed that the party was privy to the alleged pressure from the APC and the Federal Government, to allegedly arm twist INEC, to dance to their new strategy, after the earlier ones failed.

He said: “With several of their rigging options failing, they have to force INEC to agree to a shift in the elections, or a staggered elections with flimsy excuses pre-manufactured for the purpose.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the PDP sees this action as wicked, and we are also aware of other dubious designs, like the deployment of hooded Security Operatives, who would be ruthless on the people ostensibly, to scare them away.”

He said that by this action, the President has allegedly further demonstrated his “insensitivity costing the huge cost, after Nigerians including those who came home from abroad, have all mobilised to their various Constituencies.”

He recalled, that the PDP had earlier alerted Nigerians that the APC was allegedly coming up with rigging strategies, including “burning down of INEC Offices, and engineering crisis in the PDP stronghold areas, to scare away the people.”

Secondus maintained that the wicked killing of over 60 persons, mostly women and children, in Southern Kaduna, on the eve of the elections, was a copious ploy by the APC to frighten the people away from voting, knowing too well that they were not going to record any vote from the area.

“Recall, that the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, had earlier threatened international election Observers, of going to their country in body bags, and with the fatal violence in the State on the eve of elections, it is clear what the motives are, to frighten the Observers from the State, so that he can carry out his nefarious acts”, he added.