The Peoples Democratic Party’s Lagos Central Senatorial candidate, Sunbo Onitiri, has said that the 2019 general elections have shown that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has lost its remaining credibility.
Onitiri, in a statement, on Monday in Lagos called on the INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to resign and also apologise to Nigerians for the most “compromised election in the history of the nation.
He also called on all Nigerians to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently organise a national referendum on our democratic process.
The statement reads: “INEC has lost it all with the last Presidential and National Assembly elections, which made people to stay away from the governorship and state Assembly elections.
“This is a clear indication of silent protest by Nigerian voters in the sanctity of the election and a loss of faith in INEC.
“The voter apathy experienced in the governorship elections last Saturday is a vote of no-confidence in INEC, and our democratic process. It’s now an indisputable fact that our votes will never count.
“He called on all patriotic Nigerians to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently organise a national referendum on our democratic process.
“I wish to condemn the hounding and arbitrary harassment and arrests of the opposition whereas members of the ruling party continue to violate the electoral laws with impunity and ignominy.
“By the two elections of presidential and governorship elections, INEC has succeeded in wasting our huge resources, bastardised our democratic process and insulted our collective intelligence as a nation. INEC has lost its remaining credibility.”