Mahmood Yakubu is the worst INEC Chairman since 1999 – CUPP says, rejects presidential election results

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The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has aligned with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in rejecting the result of Saturday’s presidential election currently being collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The CUPP spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere said in a Monday night statement that Saturday’s election had succeeded in setting the nation’s developmental clock backwards.

The coalition accused the INEC Chairman of colluding with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to subvert the will of the people, describing him as the worst to occupy the position since return to democratic rule in 1999.

According to the statement, Nigerians were aware that the 2019 general elections was “a complete departure from the electoral gains made in 2015 and that the INEC chairman is the worst Chairman since 1999 for his unbridled avarice and in pursuit of petty religious, ethnic and primordial sentiments fully collaborated with the regime to rob the people of their will while looking the international community straight in the eyes and lying to them.”

The statement further read, “The country did not erupt in wild jubilations, rather citizens are seen gathering in small clusters discussing in low tunes knowing that Nigeria is now perfectly on the path to disintegration and absence of growth and development.

“We hereby, on behalf of the people of Nigeria reject the results of the elections and the purported victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC and also declare the purported mandate which the President lays claim to as a stolen and illegitimate and which ought to be returned to the rightful owner.

“In the glare of the whole world, the government killed its own citizens, cancelled results particularly in areas of strength of the opposition, inflated scores recorded particularly in areas of strength of the President, burnt INEC offices in areas where it was no sure of victory, raided opposition leaders homes and officers, compromised INEC and security officials, yet the INEC chairman crowned them with victory dripping with blood of innocent citizens who were mauled down by bullets of enemies of democracy because of the desperation of a non-performing President to hold on to power.”

The coalition appealed to the international community to impose a trav ban on the INEC Chairman and all members of his immediate family, the heads of Nigeria’s security agencies, APC leadership, compromised INEC Resident Electoral Commissioners and other top government functionaries “who actively participated in robbing the country of its legitimate choice of democratic leadership”.

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