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A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Dino Melaye has called on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, to resign his appointment.

The former federal lawmaker made this call in a post released through his micro blogging platform, Twitter.

This came as a reaction to the earlier threat issued by the INEC boss to the main opposition party.

The INEC chief threatened to drag the PDP to court over the PDP’s allegations that he (INEC chairman) rigged the February 25 presidential election.

The main opposition party called on the Nigerian police and the Department of State Services, DSS, to commence investigation of the INEC chairman over alleged manipulation of election results.

The PDP said the call came following further review of the “the widely-condemned infractions, brazen violation of the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022 and criminal manipulation and alteration of election results”.

PDP said the actions of the INEC were in conflict with the will of the voting population in the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Despite the claim of the INEC that the PDP should tender verifiable evidences to back their allegations against him, Senator Dino Melaye who’s one of the spokespersons for Atiku, Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, still called on Yakubu to resign from the office, alleging that he “superintended over a criminal enterprise yahoo yahoo INEC.”

“Prof Mahmud Yakubu must resign. Such level of criminal audacity & impunity bastardizes the rule of law and diminished him as a referee who scored a goal in a match. Mahmood must goooo,” he tweeted.

The Informant247 recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Bola Tinubu as the winner of the presidential election.

According to INEC, Tinubu came victorious with 8.8 million votes.

The presidential candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar came second with 6.9 million votes.

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, had 6.1 million votes.

Atiku and Obi who were not comfortable with the outcome of the February 25 presidential election have filed petitions at the election tribunal to challenge the emergence of Tinubu as the Nigerian leader.

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