The Peoples Democratic Party, the Labour Party and the Action Democratic Party have asked the Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, to step aside.
The three parties in a joint press conference on Tuesday, in Abuja, alleged that the February 2023 presidential election was marred with violence, rigging and intimidation of voters.
The parties demanded the conduct of a fresh election.
“We are therefore constrained on this development to state that INEC compromised the integrity of this election even before collation commenced at the polling units.
“Section 60 sub-section 5 of the Electoral Act says that the presiding officer shall transfer the results, including a total number of accredited voters and the results of the ballots in a manner as prescribed by the commission.
“A failure to comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act and the guidelines makes it imperative that all results recently uploaded on the IReV portal must be updated before they are announced.
“INEC went back on that promise…This election is not free and far from being fair and transparent.
“We shall not be part of the electoral process currently going on at the National Collation Centre and we demand that this sham of an election be immediately cancelled.
“We also call for a fresh election to be carried out by the laid down INEC procedure.”
The LP National Chairman,Julius Abure, who delivered the position of the three opposition parties, therefore called on Yakubu to step aside from his role.