The minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has said the call for the resignation of the chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu by the National Chairman of the ruling APC, Adams Oshiomhole, is unacceptable.
Speaking to newsmen, the minister noted that if Yakubu steps down it may have an adverse effect on the conduct of the general elections on Saturday.
He urged Nigerians to give the INEC chairman a benefit of doubt.
“When Oshiomhole supervised horrible primaries elections of the party, who called for his resignation?” Shittu queried.
“I will not support such call for the resignation of the INEC chairman. To err is human. We have not seen any political motivation as to what has happened in INEC. If Oshiomhole calls for the resignation of the INEC chairman, he should also be preparing to resign as chairman. Did anybody ask him to resign for the horrible management of primary elections under his watch?
“This is the first election that Professor Yakubu will be conducting, so we need to give him the benefit of doubt and I will advise that all the political parties should be vigilant.
“If you bring in another chairman, when does such person begin to learn the process? Or will you on the basis of that call for another rescheduling of the elections?” he said.