A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has called for the arrest of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu.
Naija News earlier reported that former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi in a short clip shared online averred that APC was not contesting against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but against the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Police.
He also recalled how he and others had opposed the reappointment of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood.
According to him, Mahmood was recommended for reappointment by someone in the camp of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu.
Reacting to this, Timi Frank in a statement issued on Sunday commended Amaechi, for revealing those who truly appointed Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of INEC.
According to him, Mahmood had no good intention of conducting a credible election, instead deceived Nigerians and he should be arrested for lying and refusing the follow the commission’s guidelines on the 2023 election.
Frank maintained that the first and second elections were massively flawed by rigging and violence in most of the states.
He added that based on Amaechi’s confession, Mahmood only came to reward the people that appointed him rather than conduct a free and fair election.
He said: “From day one, it is clear that the INEC Chairman did not have any good intention to give Nigerians a credible election but to just come and handover.
“He decided to deceive Nigerians and that is why he refused to follow the Commission’s own election guidelines because of the hatchet job he was prepared to do for those who facilitated his appointment into office.
“The INEC chairman needs to be arrested for lying and his refusal to follow the template and guidelines put in place by the commission, an act that is tantamount to criminality.
“That is why he gave Nigeria to Tinubu and APC. Then gave Rivers State to Wike as there was no election in the state. He only rewarded his benefactor.”