A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, has called for the resignation of the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu for conducting what he terms “the worst election in the history of Nigeria”.
Frank in a statement issued on Monday, pleaded with the President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to relieve Yakubu of his duties if he fails to resign.
According to Naija News, the former APC chieftain maintained that it had become imperative that Yakubu resigns, as Nigerians have lost total confidence in him.
He called on Buhari to sack Yakubu for bringing shame and opprobrium to the country by declaring highly compromised and heavily doctored results as an outcome for the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections.
He also argued that the February 25 presidential election failed to meet the international standard of transparency and credibility
The statement read in part, “We are supposed to be the light and example in Africa but with the dismal conduct of INEC and its officials during the last Presidential and National Assembly elections, other countries in the continent absolutely have nothing to learn from us because of what Yakubu and INEC have done.
“Nigerians have lost confidence in Yakubu. His words and his promises mean nothing. He has started again by promising free and fair governorship and State Assembly elections but Nigerians are no fools because they know he will do exact the opposite.
“Prof. Yakubu has shown himself to be a practical disgrace to Nigeria and has brought shame, disgrace and embarrassment to Nigerians in the global community. Today, Nigeria is now a laughing stock among members of the international community.”