Attorney General of the Federation misled INEC- PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mallam Abubakar Malami and the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, to resign their positions.
According to the party, Malami misled the INEC into arriving at an “unconstitutional decision” to allow the All Progressives Congress (APC) to substitute its candidate in the inconclusive Kogi State governorship election.
Briefing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, said the party was shocked that INEC, a supposedly independent electoral umpire could succumb to the antics of the APC by following the “unlawful directive” of an obviously partisan AGF to substitute a candidate in the middle of the ballot process.
Metuh said, “We are all aware that the two legal documents guiding INEC in the conduct of elections; the Constitution and the Electoral Act, have provisions for electoral exigencies as well as empower the electoral body to fully take responsibility for any of its actions or inactions without undue interference from any quarters whatsoever.
“We are therefore at a loss as to which sections of these two relevant laws, INEC and the AGF relied on in arriving at their bizarre decision to substitute a dead candidate in an on-going election even after the timelines for such has elapsed under all the rules.
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