- Senator Rshidi Ladoja, a former governor of Oyo state, has asked president Muhammadu Buhari to sack the INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu
- A factional chairman of NAC, Olapade Agoro, also urged the president to relieve INEC boss of his job with immediate effect
- INEC had on Saturday morning, February 16, postponed the presidential and National Assembly election
The former governor of Oyo state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and a factional chairman of the National Action Council (NAC), Olapade Agoro, have called on the federal government to sack the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the postponement of the presidential and the National Assembly elections.
Legit.ng regional reporter in Ibadan, Newsman Babson, reports that Ladoja described the action of INEC as a national embarrassment, adding that the postponement has portrayed Nigeria as a country which is not ready to conduct free, fair and credible election.
Agoro, who is currently in legal tussle with INEC for not recognising him as the presidential candidate of NAC, said time was ripe for the INEC boss, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to quit because of the postponement.
The two leaders spoke on Saturday, February 16, in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital on their reactions to the postponement of the elections.
Agoro said: "That INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, postponed the election with just few hours left to the start up time is ridiculous. He should follow the path of honour by doing the necessary to say enough is enough and throw in the towel and quit as the chairman of INEC.
"For Nigeria, Year 2019 will be a year of retributive justice and vengeance, therefore, every body should be careful and watchful of unexpected dangers and lives threatening events. The outcome for Buhari and Atiku will not favour Nigeria.
''As an addition to the mirage of expected happenings in Nigeria, following the postponed elections, care must be taken that we do not set our heritage aflame with an unplanned and un-researched domestic events.
''Professor Mahmood Yakubu has no business staying a day longer in INEC office in the interest of Nigeria a concern larger than him and or anybody'', he added.
In his reactions, Ladoja condemned the development and recommended that the INEC leaders should be relieved of their duties because of their incompetence
"The police and army have mobilised. Everybody have been mobilised for the election. The electoral officers too and we are now saying the elections is cancelled four hours to the election.
"Elections are supposed to be on at 8am and you cancelled it at 4am. It is a sad thing. Didn’t they know on Thursday that they were not ready?
''All along they have been telling people that the materials are ready and that the materials are deposited at CBN. Who are they deceiving?
"I will wait and see what General Buhari will do. Because win or lose, I will sack all of them particularly all of them at INEC headquarters because they are incompetent. The implication is that the whole world is not taking us seriously again.
"It took them four year's before they know that the elezction was going to be today. How many business men will take you seriously? You want business men to come from abroad when you cannot even predict and organise simple elections.
''Business is out prediction. Does it mean we cannot plan anything successfully in Nigeria? This is sad. A bunch of incompetent people are taking the country for a ride. I will sack the national leadership of INEC because they are the one doing it.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Yakubu Mahmood, assured Nigerians that the 2019 general elections would not be postponed for the second time.
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