A Nigerian lawyer has called on security agents to arrest the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu for violating electoral laws during the presidential election on Wednesday. Seven weeks ago.
Anambra-based attorney Christopher Enemuo said Yakubu violated the country’s electoral law by failing to strictly adhere to its use of the “BVAS” dual-mode voter verification system, which also regulates voter registration. electronically deliver the results to the polling stations. to the INEC server.
The lawyer in a press release he signed and provided to reporters in Awka called for Yakubu’s immediate arrest.
“It is an offence for the INEC chairman not to utilize a tested and trusted electronic gadgets, which in election guidelines are statutorily inherent, as stated in section 60 of the electoral act.
“Section 60(6) is evidence that a crime has been committed and there’s even a prescribed punishment for the offence.
“It was clear to Nigerians that the INEC chairman didn’t receive and announce results in the ‘manner’ prescribed by him through the electoral act.
“The chairman himself accepted having committed this offence when he made it clear before the world that transmissions stopped at a certain level and analogue switched over.
“The culpability of the INEC chairman in the illegality of results and presidential winner announcement is high.”
“Therefore I think that the INEC chairman has committed an electoral offence, and he needs to be arrested immediately,” Enemuo said.
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