2019: PDP Calls for the Resignation of IGP, INEC Chair

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to resign ahead of the general elections in 2019.

The opposition party also asked the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, to resign his position.

PDP National Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus, made the call while addressing the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party at its National Secretariat in Abuja.

The PDP chairman accused the police boss of working for the incumbent to arrest and intimidate its opponents, while asserting that the INEC chairman lacked the will and capacity to deliver free and fair elections next year.

The PDP leadership also used the occasion to inaugurate its National Campaign Council for the general elections.

Mr Secondus is the Chairman of the committee which is co-chaired by the party’s presidential candidate and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.

Atiku’s running mate and former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, is part of the council while Senate President Bukola Saraki is the director-general.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, former Vice President Namadi Sambo, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, are among the members of the council.

Others are Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, PDP governors and lawmakers, as well as chieftains of the party.

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