2019: Ohanaeze wants INEC boss removed
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council worldwide has demanded for the immediate removal of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Dr. Mahmood Yakubu over what it considered a shoddy handling of the issue of under-aged voters in Kano state.
The Ohanaeze call is coming on the heels the declaration by INEC’s fact-finding team that it had not discovered any evidence of underage voting.
The fact-finding committee set up by INEC with Abubakar Nahuce as its Chairman said yesterday at a media briefing that from their interaction with civil society Organisations and media, none presented evidence of underage voting. He also said the purported pictures and video clips of under-aged Kano voters that went viral on the internet were actually from Kenya.
“From all what we have seen and discussed with you media men, none of you has seen any underage voter in the line or voting,” he stressed.
The committee’s finding has irked the Ohanaeze Youth Council which reacted with the call for the immediate removal of INEC chairman Professor Yakubu.