Group wants INEC chairman removed
The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), a group of Middle Belt and Southern Nigerian leaders have called for the removal of the current chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Professor Mahmoud Yakubu.
In a joint statement signed by Dr. John Nwodo (South-east), Chief Ayo Adebanjo (South-west), Chief Edwin Clark (South-south) and Air Commodore Dan Suleiman (rtd) (Middle Belt), the group said the geographical origin of the INEC boss as well as that of President Muhammadu Buhari could greatly undermine the conduct and eventual results of the presidential elections.
“As we move towards the 2019 elections, there are accumulated indications that there are efforts to manipulate the result in forth coming election, which Nigerians must be vigilant to thwart.
“We have fears that the Independent National Electoral Commission may not be able to deliver free and fair election as the bug of nepotism and sectionalism that this administration is renowned for has also eaten up the leadership of the commission,” Air Commodore Indongesit said.