Breaking: After Emefiele, Bawa, INEC chair should be next, Agbakoba tells Tinubu

Former Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, President, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, has called on President Bola Tinubu to also remove Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

Agbakoba in a statement on Thursday, said: “Full congratulations go to President Tinubu for getting rid of Godwin Emefiele, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, governor and Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, chairman, and fuel subsidy and forex corruption.

“Endemic corruption has suffered a massive blow. Next is for the president to dismantle is INEC. Everyone will agree that logistically, the 2023 elections are the worst in our history.

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“I do not refer to the merits of the results of the elections. Many results are disputed and are in Tribunals. Both petitioners and respondents suffered at the hands of an incompetent INEC.

“As we await rulings from the courts, massive reforms of the electoral framework ought to begin but this means that the INEC Chairman will have to leave office by resignation or removal, otherwise the reform task will be impeded.

“I add very quickly that the suggested reforms have nothing to do with the merits of election results at all. Both winners and losers of the elections were victims of the failure of INEC.

“Confidence in Nigeria’s democracy will be enhanced by a deep cleansing of INEC,” he added.

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