Atiku: Amaechi’s Revelation Confirms INEC in Ruling Party Candidates’ Pockets


•Alleges APC, electoral body have mortgaged Nigeria’s democracy

Chuks Okocha in Abuja

The presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the revelation by the immediate past Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, that the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, was allegedly recommended for his reappointment by an associate of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu in 2020.

Speaking in Rivers State on Saturday, Amaechi had alleged that not only did the re-appointment of the INEC chairman come from Tinubu’s camp, the INEC boss also worked under Governor Nyesom Wike when the Rivers State governor was Minister of State for Education and interim Minister of Education in the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

“INEC is a complete failure. There are those of us who opposed the reappointment of Yakubu Mahmood. The person who nominated him is a member of Tinubu’s…

Source: Thisday Newspaper