Concerning the resignation of its chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has refuted claims made by several opposition political parties and civil society.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the commission has denied any allegations that the INEC chairman is being pressured to step down before the 2023 general elections.
All of the charges read in the media are rumor and false, according to Rotimi Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the INEC Chairman.
Additionally, the commission denied rumors that certain politicians intend to pressure INEC to abandon the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).
Oyekanmi asserts that the Commission is not thinking about abandoning the BVAS and that there is no turning back on the adoption of the technology for next year’s polls.
He advanced that “the Commission is not contemplating dropping the BVAS. It has come to stay. The BVAS will be used for all elections to be handled by INEC going forward, including the 2023 General election.”
Speaking about the alleged sack of the INEC chair, he said “I am not aware of any ‘heightening pressure’ on the INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to resign. As you are aware, the 2023 general election is about four months away and preparations for this all-important poll are ongoing. The INEC chairman is focused on delivering a free, fair, credible and inclusive General election. This is what is pre-occupying his mind at the moment.”
Remember that Anaedoonline.ng reported earlier that details on an alleged plot to get the INEC Chairman removed prior to the 2023 elections have come to light.
A scheme to have Yakubu removed, according to the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), is allegedly underway with the intention of undermining the 2023 general election.
According to information obtained by Anaedoonline.ng, the coalition that made the accusation at a press conference last Wednesday in Abuja includes the vast majority of the opposition political groups in the nation.
Ikenga Ugochinyere, a CUPP spokeswoman who spoke on behalf of the opposition parties, claimed that the alliance had also uncovered new schemes to impede the implementation of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) in the election and, ultimately, the electronic transmission of results at the polls.
He alleged that the plot was being planned by a top member of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) in the South-East region of the party.
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