BREAKING: Opposition Leaders Call For INEC Chairman’s Resignation, Demand Cancellation Of Presidential Poll
Three political parties, the Peoples Democratic Party, Labour Party and the African Democratic Congress, have called on INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, to step down from further presiding over the ongoing election process on account of his alleged biases.
The three parties made the call at a joint press conference in Abuja where they passed a vote of no confidence on him as chairman of INEC.
They made the call at a press conference where a tape of Yakubu promising last November that the BVAS machine would be used during an interaction with some international pre-election observers.
They also called for the outright cancellation of the presidential election. stating that what INEC is doing is no longer collation of results but allocation of results.
Naira Scarcity: NLC Directs Workers To Protest At CBN Offices
The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress on Wednesday directed all workers to protest at all the offices of the Central Bank of Nigeria nationwide starting next week over the current cash crunch in the country.
The NLC President, Joe Ajaero, who gave the directive at an ongoing press briefing at Labour House in Abuja, said the directive became imperative following the expiration of a one-week ultimatum given to the apex bank to make cash available for Nigerians.
BREAKING: Gunmen Attack PDP House Of Reps Candidate, Kill LP Senatorial Candidate In Enugu
Gunmen have attacked the campaign convoy of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for Enugu North/South Federal Constituency, Oforchukwu Egbo, on Wednesday, 22nd February 2023.
The incident happened at Eke-Otu in Amechi Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area of the state. The driver of one of the buses in the convoy was killed during the attack. It was gathered that his body was burnt with the vehicle.
In the evening of the same day, Labour Party senatorial candidate for Enugu East senatorial district, Mr Oyibo Chukwu, was attacked and killed by gunmen along with five of his supporters in Amechi.
“Election Will Not Hold In 240 Polling Units” – INEC
Less than 12 days to the general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission has said that election will not hold in 240 polling units.
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu stated this at a meeting with leaders of political parties on Monday.
Yakubu stated nobody chose to vote in these polling units.