Osun guber: PDP calls for Yakubu, Zakari’s resignation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded immediate resignation of Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and Director of Operations, Mrs Amina Zakari for their alleged roles in last Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it has evidence to show that the election results were doctored.

“With INEC’s fraudulent conduct in the Osun governorship election, and approval that a concluded election be declared inconclusive, the PDP and indeed all well-meaning Nigerians no longer have confidence in Prof. Yakubu.

“It is completely inexcusable that Prof. Yakubu presides over an atrocious and compromised electoral umpire that manipulates electoral  processes, doctors figures, allocates fictitious votes and subverts the will of the people in an election.

“The PDP has additional documentary evidence of how this compromised  INEC, through its Operations and ICT Department, doctored results from  polling centers, directly shortchanged the PDP with no fewer than 4,387  votes by slashing votes cast for the PDP at the polling centers while allocating fictitious figures to the APC.

“The PDP has facts on how INEC slashed over 1,000 votes freely cast by the people for our candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, in Ayedaade Local Government Area, just to reduce our votes from our legitimate 10,836 votes cast at the polling centers to 9,836 votes so as to give APC the lead with a 1,000 vote margin in the local government.

“Also, the PDP has evidence of how INEC, while collating results, directly allocated over 1,367 fictitious votes to the APC in Olorunda Local Government Area, to fraudulently shore up the APC votes to duplicitous 16,254 votes.

“This is in addition to evidence of how INEC awarded over 2,000 fictitious votes in favour of the APC in Osogbo to push APC’s vote to 23,379 against the actual 21,479 votes scored by the defeated party,” the PDP said.

Daily trust

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