Kano guber: NNPP chieftain hails INEC over position at Supreme Court

Bayo Agboola

A chieftain of the New Nigeria People’s Party, (NNPP), Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, on Saturday hailed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over its position at the Supreme Court in the appeal filed by the Kano state Governor, Abba Yusuf, against the judgement of the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja.

The NNPP governorship candidate in Ogun state during the last governorship election in a statement declared that what INEC stated at the Supreme Court has affirmed the victory of Abba Yusuf as the duly elected governor of Kano state.

Ambassador Ajadi stressed that INEC through this action has acted as an unbiased umpire, adding that the future of elections in the country is secured if INEC can maintain its truth position in the face of intimidation and harassment, like it did at the Supreme Court.

“I really want to commend INEC for standing with the truth. With this position I am convinced that the Professor Mahmood Yakubu – led INEC is really independent and I commend its forthrightness”, he said.

The NNPP Chieft added, ” INEC has backed our position that the NNPP won the elections including the Governorship election in Kano fairly. We are the leading party in Kano and this has shown in the number of the state Assembly members and the National Assembly members we have in the state”.

According to Ambassador Ajadi, “INEC deserves commendation from all well meaning Nigerians concerning the way it has come out openly to defend the truth”.