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Your Call For INEC Chairman’s Removal Baseless, Action Alliance Fires Labour Party




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The Action Alliance (AA) has slammed the Labour Party (LP) Presidential Campaign Council over the call for the sack of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmoud Yakubu.

Recall that the Director General of the LP Presidential Campaign, Akin Osuntokun, called for the immediate dismissal and prosecution of the INEC chairman.

Osuntokun also asked the international community to take “punitive action” against Yakubu and other top officials of the electoral body over the conduct of the 2023 elections.

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night, the AA National Chairman, Barrister Kenneth Udeze, said the call for the dismissal of the INEC boss is baseless and unfortunate.

Udeze added the LP is seeking to distract the public from the reality that its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, did not win the 2023 presidential election and could not realistically have won it.

The AA chairman commended INEC for the technology introduced and used in the 203 general elections, adding that the LP can only prove its case at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal using the instrumentality of the innovations by Yakubu.

He said: “Assuming without conceding, the elections were manipulated, the Labour Party can only prove its case using the instrumentality of the innovations promoted and defended by the INEC chairman.

“It begs the belief that while relying on innovations introduced by the INEC chairman, the party still castigates him and seeks to hound him.”

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