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BREAKING: PDP, Labour Party demand cancellation of the 2023 presidential elections and resignation of INEC chairman


The Labour Party, LP, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and the African Democratic Congress, ADC have asked Yakubu Mahmood to resign as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


The parties also demanded that the presidential election be conducted afresh.

 

They held a joint press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.

Julius Abure, national chairman of LP, and Iyorchia Ayu, PDP chairman, spoke at the briefing.

 

They alleged that there were huge “disparities” in the presidential election results signed by party agents and those announced at the national collation centre.

 

They said the inability of INEC to upload results electronically on its results viewing portal (IReV) at the polling units left them prone to manipulation.

 

“This election is not free and far from being fair,” Abure said.

 

The parties also declared a vote of no confidence on the INEC chairman.


Recall that the agents of major opposition parties at the national collation centre in Abuja, on Monday, walked out of the venue in protest at the exercise.

Dino Melaye and Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP had accused the INEC of violating the Electoral Act by going ahead with the result collation and announcement despite not uploading the results on the iREV portal.




 


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