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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has threatened a legal action against the Peoples Democratic Party PDP if they continue disparaging his reputation.

This action is coming after several demands from the PDP for the INEC boss Prof. Yakubu Mahmoud to resign for his handling of the February 25th Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

In response to the continued call from the PDP leaders, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, said the PDP should go to court and present the bagful of evidence it claims to have rather than turning the process into a media trial and name calling.

According to Mr, Rotimi,PDP did not present any persuasive proof to back up all the false charges it cited as Prof. Yakubu’s ‘infractions against them or against any person.

According to him, INEC as a Commission does not rig elections. Rather, the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System BVAS has, since its introduction, among other innovations, ensured the integrity of the electoral process by ensuring that only properly registered voters are allowed to vote on Election Day.

The Statement Reads:

“The latest call by the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, just like it did previously for the resignation of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC is misplaced.”

“Surprisingly, the PDP did not present any persuasive proof to back up all the false charges it cited as Prof. Yakubu’s ‘infractions’.

“To be sure, the PDP failed to provide any evidence to substantiate the allegations of Yakubu’s ‘brazen violation of the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022, INEC’s Regulations and Guidelines, and criminal manipulation and alteration of election results’.

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“The PDP also did not give the evidence to prove its claims that Prof. Yakubu ‘sabotaged the uploading and transmission of results from polling units.’

“Besides, the ‘several evidences’ that the PDP claimed ‘abound in the six geo-political zones of the country where winning figures scored by the PDP were switched in favour of the APC’ were also not laid bare.

“To be sure, the Commission does not rig elections. Rather, the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System BVAS has, since its introduction, among other innovations, ensured the integrity of the electoral process by ensuring that only properly registered voters are allowed to vote on Election Day.

“It is common knowledge that the PDP has rejected the outcome of the presidential election and has vowed to challenge it in court.”

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