Leave INEC alone, Yoruba Group tells Oshiomhole

Pan Yoruba Youth group, Yoruba Revolutionary Assembly (YORA), has expressed disaffection with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, over what it termed his penchant for attacking the integrity of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The group said the time has come for President Buhari to call Mr Oshiomhole to order, as Nigerians will no longer tolerate such conducts, which are not only maligning the integrity of the leadership of INEC but also the country’s electoral integrity, before the international community.

The group in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday and signed by its Secretary General, Olarinde Joe, said Mr Oshiomhole should by now get over his self-imposed disappointments on the APC, during the last general elections and look forward to how he can repair the damages that his dictatorial leadership has brought upon the fortunes of the party.

The group further said it wondered why the Chairman of the country’s ruling party, who is supposed to be bridge builders, have chosen to become an antagonist of a neutral body like INEC, while also unduly overheating the polity.

“As stakeholders in the Nigerian project, we appeal to the APC National Chairman, to know that he is a lone ranger in this infamous adventure and should therefore immediately count INEC out of any misfortune that the APC might have suffered during the election, which all available pieces of evidence have shown, are the handiwork of Mr Oshiomhole.”

The group also urged INEC not to be bothered by Oshiomole’s persistent attack on the commission and its leadership, restating that the belief of Nigerians in INEC as a commission is non-negotiable; just as that of the chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu, who is a man of proven integrity.