The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has raised the caution over a supposed arrangement by President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu.
CUPP additionally asserted that President Buhari needs to supplant Yakubu with Amina Zakari as Acting Chairman under the appearance of INEC failure to 16th February the presidential and National Assembly decisions today.
As per CUPP, Buhari needs to sack INEC Chairman for declining to lead stunned Election today.
In an announcement on Saturday, by its National Spokesperson, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, CUPP said the Buhari-drove APC subverted INEC appropriation of materials and swung back to censure the appointive umpire.
The ideological groups, nonetheless, cautioned that the move to sack INEC director will toss Nigeria into full constituent and established emergency.
The announcement peruses,
“The Coalition of United Political Parties is alarming the universe of plan and choice by President Muhammadu Buhari to report the suspension of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, from office.
“The President has likewise penciled down Amina Zakari for arrangement as the Acting Chairman refering to her experience as the most seasoned and most experienced National Commissioner of the Commission.
“The President is wanting to utilize the reason of powerlessness to hold election today as an explanation behind the up and coming suspension.
“Faking numbness of the genuine purposes for the move, the President in his prior explanation today did not have only a word for the dishonorable and contemptible activities of security powers and the national Bank staff who in dutifulness to Presidency mandates intentionally undermined the appropriation of touchy materials in chose states.
“We know that his rushed come back to Abuja today from his home state, Katsina is to sack the INEC supervisor. Be that as it may, this ought to be opposed by all good natured Nigerians and the worldwide network.
“The transgression of the INEC Chairman is that he would not direct stunned decisions that will enable the President and his men to control the procedure.
“The Presidency had mounted weight on the Commission to lead election today in states where there were no issues and defer just the states with materials dissemination issues. The INEC Chairman demanded directing the decision in the meantime thus justifying the deferment of the whole election.
“We thus caution President Buhari that the situation of the INEC Chairman is autonomous, subsequently, he can’t be expelled from office by means of suspension. The 1999 Constitution in Section 157(1) states that the Chairman and individuals from the Commission may just be evacuated by the President following up on a location bolstered by 66% larger part of the Senate that the individual be expelled for powerlessness to release the elements of the workplace (in the case of emerging from ailment of Mind or body or some other reason) or for offense
“We know that the administration itself subverted INEC circulation of materials and he is pivoting to suspend the Chairman of INEC illicitly.
“We are cautioning that any endeavor to sack or suspend the INEC Chairman will just prompt discretionary and protected emergency. The country is as yet thinking about the illicitness and illegality of the expulsion of the Chief Justice of Nigeria and the President needs to go down this shameful way once more.
“On the off chance that the President has ears, let him hear.”