INEC: Court will jail Mahmood Yakubu within a week – APGA

The All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA) claims the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, will be heading to jail in the next four days.

National Chairman of the party, Edozie Njoku, while addressing journalists in Abuja, on Friday November 24, stated that it will be for contempt.

According to him, the court has already given the INEC Chairman the order to recognize him (Njoku) as the National Chairman of the party, but he refuses to obey.

Njoku said the return to the court on 29th of November 2023, would be sentencing of the INEC Chairman and others to jail for failing to obey the court’s order.

The party Chair said Nigerians must stand by the institution of the Judiciary to save it from those who are committed to compromising justice with the aim of ruining its integrity and sanctity.

Njoku said; “Today is November 24, 2023. That is, 5 days away from November 29, 2023, the adjourned date for Mahmood to be sent to jail.

“By its judgment, the Court found Mahmood and Oye culpable, but out of leniency gave them a 14-day window to purge themselves or prepare for jail.

“Rather than do the needful, INEC led by Yakubu Mahmood in collaboration with Oye, headed to the Appeal Court, boasting that they have procured enough Judges to ensure that the contempt charge dangling over their heads end up as an exercise in futility.

“However, there are far-reaching implications to INEC’s posturing and grandstanding. It signals an internment to competent Court orders in Nigeria. INEC led by Mahmood, simply wants to prove to the world that it has immunity..”