INEC: IPAC alleges plot to frustrate reappointment of Mahmoud Yakubu

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The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has alleged attempts by some people to use the judiciary to thwart the Senate’s selection of Professor Mahmood Yakubu for a second term as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

IPAC President Leonard Nzenwa, who delivered a press conference on Friday in Abuja, alleged that there was an insidious plot to destabilize politics by destabilizing INEC and thereby scuttling the reform instituted by the former head of the IPAC. INEC.

He said: “The events of the last few days in our system of government call for the intervention of the Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, to help run things properly, and also to alert Nigerians to the insidious plot to destabilize the system of government by destabilization of the independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and annul the reform instituted by the former National President, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu who has resigned from the Commission but whom President Mohammadu Buhari re-appointed and transmitted (request for) confirmation to the Senate. .. “

Nzenwa said that despite its imperfections, no one can take away the fact that INEC under Professor Yakubu achieved respectable results during its first term.

“The Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, was satisfied with the re-election of Mahmoods and made this clear in its congratulatory message of October 30, 2020. We unambiguously note that the positive technology and digitization trajectory that it set for the Commission continues being impressive with the reform agenda he plans the political process and system before his first term expires. However, these laudable achievements are being belittled by forces that will stop at nothing to ensure that the country does not advance, “he said.

When asked why the IPAC was interested in who would become INEC president, Nzenwa said the whole issue is now being tainted with the ambition of some politicians who are looking at the 2023 presidency.

He said some people were determined to undo the president and sabotage his agenda in pursuit of a desperate ambition to be president and governor in 2023.

“This is about 2023 and how to aggressively destroy anything in sight that gets in their way.

A few desperate stakeholders, including anti-Congress politicians, were unhappy and conspired among themselves to hijack the legislative powers of the Senate to select and confirm the candidate, ”he said.

IPAC also frowned at what it described as fake news trafficking and unfounded allegations of bribery and corruption against Professor Yakubu.

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