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Osun: PDP Demands for Resignation of INEC Chairman for Malpractices

The major opposition party the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the resignation of INEC Chairman Prof. Yakubu Mahmood on the allegations of election practices during the Osun State Guber election on Saturday.

The State also calls for the resignation of INEC Commissioners for Election Operations Mrs Amina Zakari.

The statement by the PDP reads;

: Osun Guber Malpractices: We demand for the immediate resignation of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of , following his controlling role in the fraudulent manipulations that characterized the September 22, 2018, Osun State Governorship election.


In the same vein, we also call for the resignation of Mrs Amina Zakari, the Commissioner, supervising electoral operations, who is also in charge of ICT Department, where election results were altered to favour of defeated

With ’s fraudulent conduct in the Osun Governorship election, and approval that a concluded election be declared inconclusive, the PDP and indeed all well-meaning Nigerians no longer have confidence in Prof. Yakubu.

We have documentary evidence of how this compromised , through its Operations and ICT Department, doctored results from polling centers, directly shortchanged the PDP with no fewer than 4,387 votes by slashing votes cast for the PDP at the polling centers also slashed over 1000 votes freely cast by the people for the PDP, in Ayedaade LGA, just to reduce our votes from our legitimate 10,836 votes cast at the polling centers to 9,836 votes so as to give APC the lead with a 1000 vote margin in the local government.

We also have evidence of how at the collation center, directly allocated over 1,367 fictitious votes to the APC in Olorunda LGA, to fraudulently shore up the votes to duplicitous 16,254 votes.

This is in addition to evidence of how awarded over 2,000 fictitious votes in favour of the APC in Oshogbo to push ’s vote to 23,379 against the actual 21,479 votes scored by the defeated party.

From the facts available to us, robbed the of over 4,387 votes. Our actual winning margin stands at 4,740 votes against the 353 votes declared by INEC.

We, therefore, call on all patriotic Nigerians to join in the demand for the resignation of Prof. Yakubu and Mrs. Zakari so as to avert this dangerous path, where is leading our nation.


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