Buba Galadima, a member of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has accused some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of persuading Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to alter the Electoral Law in advance of the 2023 elections.
According to Galadima, the APC chieftains are pressuring Yakubu to shun election results’ electronic upload.
While speaking with Channels Television, Galadima said Yakubu was under pressure not to use the Bimodal Voter Registration System, BVAS, to transmit results in 2023. He also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take cognizance of APC members trying to smear his image after he leaves office.
According to Galadima: “INEC chairman is under extensive pressure to tamper with the Electoral Act because the ruling party wanted to table an issue before the National Assembly such that they will force the Chairman to write to National Assembly that it should not be compelling INEC to use the BVAS machine and this is the greatest disservice and an unpatriotic thing some elements in the ruling party are trying to put forward.”
“They want to amend the Electoral Act, therefore, I want the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to take note of some bad elements that want to smear his image when he leaves office.”
Galadima reaffirmed that Rabiu Kwankwaso, the NNPP’s presidential candidate, would win in 2023.
He emphasized that among the other presidential candidates, Kwankwaso had one of the most supports.