Stop this Adamawa show of shame – PDP Governors tell INEC

Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum led by Aminu Tambuwal has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission of orchestrating a show of shame in Adamawa state over the Supplementary Governorship election.


The governors called on INEC to put a stop to the apparent lawlessness by purging itself of corrupt and clearly partisan members of staff.


This demand was contained in a statement signed by the forum’s Director General, Hon. C.I.D. Maduabum, in Abuja, late on Monday.


He said, “The attempted electoral heist and brigandage perpetrated by the Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Barrister Hudu Yunusa, is perhaps the lowest point of the 2023 General elections.


“We commend the immediate steps taken by the INEC as an institution to recover its battered image by nullifying the attempted coup and suspending the REC.


“The appropriate Returning Officer, Mele Lamido, should immediately conclude the collation and declare the result.


“One of the most important lessons of this election season is that the integrity of INEC personnel is crucial to free, fair, and credible elections as well as the deployment of technology.


“Going forward, there should be a deliberate process of revisiting the appointments of National and Resident Electoral Commissioners to weed out corrupt and extremely partisan officials. It is the partisan method of appointment of these officials that led to national disgrace in Adamawa State.


“Appropriate sanctions, including prosecution of all those involved, especially the former Resident Electoral Commissioner, Barrister Hudu Yunusa, should be swiftly commenced to serve as an example to others.


“We enjoin all Nigerians to be on alert as we brace up to emerging threats to our democracy and the struggle for good governance in Nigeria.”

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