Obi-Datti campaign calls for INEC chairman’s sack, prosecution

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The Labour Party Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Organisation has demanded unequivocally, the immediate dismissal from office and prosecution of Prof Yakubu Mahmood, INEC Chairman, and Festus Okoye, INEC Federal Commissioner in charge of voter education.

The call followed the final reports of the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room and the International Community regarding the desecration of the presidential election of 25th February, 2023.

They consequently called for a forensic financial investigation of the billions of naira disbursed and donated to INEC by the government and the international community, who are called upon to sanction these erring officers for wasting their funds and criminally compromising the presidential election to announce their preferred candidate.

Kenneth Okonkwo, in a statement on Thursday said they came to the conclusion because INEC spent billions of tax payers money on the pretext of deploying the BVAS and other technological innovations needed for electronic storage and transmission of election results, but intentionally bypassed these noble inventions during the election in order to manipulate the election and is dubiously turning around to attempt to suggest that manual collation of results may suffice, which will render all our technological improvements in our elections useless.

They asserted that if Adamawa Resident Electoral Commissioner can be prosecuted, Mahmood and Okoye should face worse fate because they committed greater crimes.