April 1, 2023



2023: CUPP, CSOs allege plot to take away INEC boss, cease digital transmission of outcomes

Opposition political events beneath the umbrella of the Convention of United Political Events (CUPP) and different Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on Wednesday raised the alarm over plot to take away Prof Mahmood Yakubu as chairman of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).

This was made recognized by CUPP spokesperson, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, at a joint press convention held in Abuja, which had representatives from Labour Social gathering, PDP, AA, ADC, APP, amongst others.

Ugochinyere alleged that some individuals throughout the ruling APC have hatched a plan to drive INEC to cease digital transmission of 2023 election outcomes and deactivate the Bi-modal Voter Accreditation System, BIVAS, from the INEC server through the 2023 basic elections.

They alleged that there was immense stress on the management of the INEC to deactivate the BIVAS from the server, which has been resisted by INEC therefore the plot by the ruling celebration’s brokers led by some governors to trigger a management change within the electoral administration physique which is able to devour prime officers together with the chairman and the few nationwide commissioners who’re nonetheless insisting on using the BIVAS.

The opposition coalition additionally resolved to petition the UK Excessive Fee and america Embassy to alert them of the alleged new conspiracy which they stated threatens the Nigerian electoral course of and regional stability.

Additionally they resolved to right away strategy the court docket to hunt judicial redress to make sure the electoral course of will not be derailed.

The swimsuit, when filed, will restrain the Federal Authorities, DSS, Nigeria Police, Nationwide Meeting, ICPC, CCB, EFCC, CCT, and Lawyer Basic of the Federation, from stopping using BIVAS, deactivating BIVAS from the INEC Server, eradicating of the INEC Chairman, arresting or utilizing an ex parte injunction to droop him, suspending him from workplace beneath any guise or any type of detention with the intention to take away him from appearing as INEC chairman.

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