2019: PDP accuses INEC of working for APC
The PDP stated this in a communique signed at the end of its emergency meeting held yesterday in Abuja.
According to the communique which was signed by the governor of Ekiti state which is the chairman of the forum, the PDP had passed a vote of no confidence on INEC and also berated president Muhammadu Buhari for failing to sign the Electoral Act amendment bill recently passed by the National Assembly.
“For now, we have no confidence in INEC. The commission has conducted itself as a tool of the APC-led Federal Government, especially with the roles of the Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, and a National Commissioner, Mrs. Amina Zakari.” the communique noted
However, INEC through Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu has denied the allegations.
According to him, INEC has been putting various measures in place to improve and strengthen the electoral process.
“Since the inauguration of the current leadership of the INEC in November 2015, the Commission has been putting various measures in place to improve and strengthen the electoral process. And in doing so, the Commission has also carried all stakeholders along” he said
“Not only that, by putting all cards on the table at all times, INEC has continually demonstrated integrity, transparency and efficiency. The efforts are paying off. Only on August 31, the Commission brought the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) to a close after registering a record 14.5 million voters in 16 months.
“The Commission has also conducted about 190 different types of elections, including six governorship elections, none of which has been overturned. From the feedback we are getting from Nigerians, they are appreciative of our efforts and our pledge is that we will deliver a free, fair and credible 2019 General Elections.” he added.