Presidential Poll: Prominent Lawyer Criticizes INEC Chair and Sends Strong Message to IGP, LP, PDP

Anambra-based human rights lawyer Barr Christopher Enemuo has revealed the real reason for the arrest of the INEC chairman. Enemuo noted that Prof. Mahmood Yakubu should be arrested for fraudulent practices during the presidential election and interrogated other security agencies to do what is necessary

An Anambra-based human rights lawyer, Barr Christopher Enemuo, has stated that the Chair of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, violated relevant sections of the Electoral Code.

Speaking to journalists in Awka on Friday, March 10, the activist lawyer said that instead of considering how to conduct the governorship and house elections, the INEC chairman should answer questions about fraudulent practices during the presidential election.

Prominent lawyer calls for arrest of INEC chairman. Copyright: Sodiq Adelakun
Source: OriginalWhy police should arrest INEC boss, lawyer speaks

Similarly, Enemuo had previously called for the Department of State Service (DSS) to arrest the INEC chairman.

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He said,

“It is a criminal offense for the INEC Chairman not to upload election results through the BVAS, and that in itself is a criminal offense that the Chairman has already committed.” I don’t understand why the INEC Chairman is still walking around as if nothing happened He has yet to be arrested and investigated by law enforcement in Nigeria.” “Our laws have established circumstances when people can be arrested; when planning to commit a crime while committing a crime and when a crime has already been established. On our national television, right in front of our law enforcement agencies and Nigerians, the INEC chairman committed an election offense.” A message to the LP, PDP

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The lawyer urged both the Labor and Peoples Democratic Party legal teams to formally request law enforcement and other relevant bodies to bring criminal and civil charges against the INEC leader.

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