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  • Updated: June 15, 2023

Agbakoba Urges President Tinubu to Oust INEC Chairman

Agbakoba Urges President Tinubu to Oust INEC Chairman

Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Olisa Agbakoba, a respected Senior Advocate of Nigeria and former President of the NBA has called on President Bola Tinubu to remove Mahmoud Yakubu, the Chairman of INEC.

In a Twitter statement, Agbakoba emphasized the importance of Yakubu's resignation or removal to ensure smooth electoral reform in Nigeria.

While applauding the suspension of Godwin Emefiele as CBN Governor and AbdulRasheed Bawa as EFCC Chairman, Agbakoba urged decisive action for effective change.

“Full congratulations go to President Tinubu for getting rid of Emefiele and Bawa and fuel subsidy and forex corruption. Endemic corruption has suffered a massive blow.


“Next is for the president to dismantle INEC. Everyone will agree that logistically, the 2023 elections are the worst in our history.

“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.”

Yakubu was appointed as the INEC chairman by former President Muhammadu Buhari in November 2015, to succeed Attahiru Jega, who supervised the 2015 general elections. 

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