Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
PDP calls for resignation of INEC Chairman, AGF •Rejects call for fresh APC candidate for inconclusive Kogi guber poll

By News Express on 25/11/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,191


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for immediate resignation of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mallam Abubakar Malami, SAN.

It made the call yesterday while reacting to the call by the duo for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to provide another candidate in replacement for its governorship candidate in Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu, who died last Sunday.

Addressing newsmen at the PDP national secretariat, Abuja, the party’s national publicity secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, said the implication is that APC would be fielding two candidates for one election, stressing that it is an attack on democracy and unknown practice in the country’s politics.

The PDP Spokesman said Malami should immediately vacate his office for allegedly hurrying and misleading INEC into arriving at what it termed unconstitutional decision of allowing APC to substitute its candidate in the inconclusive Kogi State governorship election.

The party said it is shocked that INEC, a supposedly independent electoral umpire could allow itself to succumb to the “antics of the APC” by following the “unlawful directive” of the AGF to substitute a candidate in the middle of the ballot process.

“Consequently, the PDP rejects in its entirety, this brazen move by the APC and INEC to circumvent the laws and ambush the yet-to-be concluded election by introducing a practice that is completely alien to the constitution and the electoral act,” Metuh said.

“The clear implication of this action of the AGF and INEC is that the APC would be fielding two different governorship candidates in the on-going Kogi election, meaning that INEC would be transferring votes cast for late Prince Abubakar Audu to another candidate, scenarios that have no place in the constitution of the land,” he added.

•Photo shows Metuh.

Source News Express

Posted 25/11/2015 04:25:43 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
Corruption: Senate, Presidency on collision course over Magu,...

Dickson’s Lamentation: Bayelsa has least federal presence in...

MTN shares plunge at the opening after profit...

Protests in Anambra over Ifeanyi Ubah’s continued detention...

Kebbi Govt. to settle N2bn WAEC, NECO examination,...

No plan to attack Zaki Biam, says Military...

Controversial MultiChoice contract risks cancellation

PDP youths accuse Senator Buruji Kashamu of being...

ECOWAS Heads of State hold Extraordinary Summit in...

Ikpeazu launches ‘One Ward One Project’ initiative

Lagos Govt., FG battle over waterways

2019: UN pledges support for Nigerian female politicians...

 

Latest News Catholic Church returns to CAN after 5 years ‘strike’ Oba of Benin urged to stop juju priests from administering oaths on victims of human trafficking Gunman storms church service in Russia, kills 5 worshippers 66 feared dead as passenger plane crashes in Iraq We have no land for cattle colony — Ebonyi State Government Ambode okays N30,000 monthly stipends for 1,000 interns Nigerian child comedienne Emmanuella lands Hollywood movie role Kaduna APC faction slams 6 months suspension on Gov. El-Rufai Buhari, Katsina elders in closed-door meeting UBA premieres most anticipated movie of the year #Black Panther BREAKING: 6 contestants evicted from Big Brother Naija 2019 Presidency: Northern leaders shop for consensus candidate •Set criteria for contenders

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (324,758 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (316,292 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (252,893 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (207,567 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (194,014 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (186,570 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (162,146 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (145,497 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (139,766 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (128,657 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (127,132 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (122,479 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (34) Business (2,894) Business Verdict (33) Columnists (802) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (203) Entertainment (444) Features (548) Global Business Monitor (225) International (1,795) Interviews (143) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (104) News (32,914) Opinion (883) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,502) Religion (677) Sports (1,433) Stock Watch (27) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement