The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has lambasted the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, describing his promise to deliver credible governorship elections next Saturday as “medicine after death”.
Atiku also called Yakubu’s assurances worthless and unconvincing, adding that they are a belated attempt at face-saving after conducting the “worst” election in Nigeria’s history.
The former vice president stated this in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr. Phrank Shaibu on Sunday, March 5, 2023.
The statement came as the leadership of PDP and its Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) said they were still searching and consulting for a legal team that would handle the petition of Atiku’s petition at the presidential election tribunal. The party said the filing of his petition would start immediately after inspection of the election materials.
PDP said it had called a national protest for today in Abuja against the declaration of the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, as president-elect by INEC.
Yakubu had at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) promised to ensure the strict use of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) during the remaining polls. He said INEC staff found to be negligent during the presidential election would be barred from participating in the March 11 governorship election.