2019: PDP Governors pass vote of no confidence on INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors' Forum has passed a vote of no confidence on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In a statement through its Chairman, Governor Ayodele Fayose yesterday said INEC needs to reinvent itself as a truly independent umpire.

The governors condemned what they described as the politicization of security agencies in the country by the Federal Government, especially the recent invasion of the residence of elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark.

For now, we have no confidence in INEC. The commission has conducted itself as a tool of the APC-led Federal Government, especially with the roles of the Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, and a National Commissioner, Mrs. Amina Zakari," the statement added.

The forum decries the use of security agencies to perpetrate electoral fraud as it happened in Ekiti, Osun and Rivers States and urged them to be non-partisan in the performance of their duties in accordance with the provisions of the constitution.

According to the statement, the secret payment of N16 billion suspected  Paris Club refund to the Osun State government is to corruptly induce Osun voters in the September 22 governorship election.

the forum stated that the number of presidential aspirants on the platform of PDP has resolved to hold an all-inclusive meeting with all the aspirants together with the National Chairman and the leaders of the party in both chambers of the National Assembly.

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