INEC Declines Being Pressured To Step Down Before 2023 Elections

INEC Declines Being Pressured To Step Down Before 2023 Elections
2023 Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has refuted claims made by several opposition political parties and civil society regarding the resignation of its chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

According to a report, the commission denies any pressure on the INEC chairman to step down before the 2023 general elections.

According to Rotimi Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the INEC Chairman, all of the charges reported in the media are rumors and false.

Furthermore, the commission denied rumors that some politicians are planning to put pressure on INEC to abandon the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).

Oyekanmi claims that the Commission is not considering abandoning the BVAS and that the technology will be used in the elections scheduled for next year.

He went on. "The Commission. Has no intention of abolishing the BVAS.

It has taken hold. The BVAS will be used in all future INEC-managed elections, including the general election in 2023."

He stated in response to the alleged dismissal of the INEC chairman, "I am not aware of any 'increased pressure' on INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to resign.

As you are aware, the general election in 2023 will take place in about four months, and preparations are already underway.

INEC's chairman is committed to holding a free, fair, credible, and inclusive general election. He's preoccupied with something in his mind right now."

Before the elections in 2023. There was allegedly a plot to remove the INEC chairman.

According to the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), a plot to depose Yakubu is underway with the goal of undermining the 2023 general election.

The alliance, which made the accusation at a news conference last Wednesday in Abuja, is thought to include the majority of the country's opposition political groups.

Also, according to Ikenga Ugochinyere, a CUPP representative speaking on behalf of the opposition parties, the alliance had also discovered new schemes to obstruct the implementation of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) in the election and, ultimately, the electronic transmission of results at the polls.

He claimed that a senior member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was orchestrating the conspiracy in the party's South-East region.

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