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The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has passed a vote of no confidence on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, asking him to resign.

This is coming after tainted voters’ register was used to conduct recent elections in Kano and Katsina states that allegedly had underaged voters, the PDP said.

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, called for Yakubu’s resignation at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday.

He asked that the electoral commission Chairman to immediately commence the cleaning of the voters’ register in the two states with the help of credible stakeholders or vacate his office.

The PDP said with the current state of underaged voters, INEC cannot be trusted to conduct free, fair and credible polls in next year’s general election except the register is cleaned up.

The spokesman also described as illegal and unacceptable the partnership between INEC and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on plans to start monitoring the campaign funds of political parties as that responsibility only belongs to the electoral commission.

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