Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), has been urged to step down by Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate.
With 8,794,726 votes, INEC pronounced Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, the winner of the February 25 election.
Atiku, who received 6,984,520 votes, and Peter Obi, who received 6,101,533 votes from the Labour Party, LP, were defeated by Tinubu.
Yakubu mentioned a variety of factors that impacted the election results yesterday during a meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs).
He vowed that the offenders would not participate in the March 11 election for governor and that they would be subject to punishment.
But, Atiku stated in a statement on Sunday that Prof. Yakubu “should be man enough to own up to his failure.”
“A fish rots from the head down, and that is what has happened at INEC.
“Rather than suspend any staff, the INEC chairman is the one that needs to step aside as his first act of contrition.”