PDP, LP, ADC call for cancellation of Saturday’s election results, resignation of INEC chairman

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Three political parties, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party (LP) and the African Democratic Congress (ADC) on Tuesday demanded the cancellation of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

They also called for the resignation of the Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, over the elections.

The parties, at a joint press conference in Abuja, attended by PDP Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, his LP counterpart, Julius Abure, and ADC’s, Ralph Nwosu, alleged that the poll was marred by violence, rigging, and intimidation of voters, adding that the process was “irretrievably compromised” as a result.

According to the party chiefs, INEC officials at polling units manipulated Saturday’s elections by failing to electronically upload results to the commission’s Results Viewing Portal (IReV).

It would be recalled that agents of the three parties staged a workout at the INEC national collation centre on Monday, after their attempt to halt further announcement of the results failed.

Abure, who spoke on behalf of the three parties, said, described the election as not free and and fair, adding that results from their areas of strength were being cancelled.

According to them, the INEC chairman, should resign as they do not have confidence in him to continue with the electoral process.

The aggrieved parties said the refusal of the INEC chairman to respect the upload of results electronically as stipulated by Section 60 of the Electoral Act 2022 is unacceptable.

They claimed that there were “monumental disparities” between what party agents signed and what INEC officials announced in Abuja.

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