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PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by dre11(m): 6:44am On Nov 24, 2020
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Deji Elumoye in Abuja

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the Senate is set to block confirmation of the nomination of Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, for fresh five-year tenure by President Muhammadu Buhari, THISDAY’s investigation has revealed.

This is coming just as the National Assembly resumes plenary today after a five-week break during which Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) defended their 2021 budget estimates before the committees of the federal parliament.


Sources told THISDAY yesterday that the PDP senators met at the weekend and took far-reaching decisions, including opposing Yakubu’s nomination.

Buhari had earlier this month forwarded the name of Yakubu to the Senate for confirmation, and President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, is expected to read the letter today at the resumed plenary of the Senate.

A senator told THISDAY that the PDP caucus resolved to lobby their colleagues towards ensuring that the Senate doesn’t ratify Yakubu’s nomination.

The lawmaker who spoke on condition of anonymity told THISDAY that the minority caucus based its rejection of Yakubu’s candidacy on his reported inconsistencies in his first term.

He mentioned, in particular, the 2019 general election, allegedly marred by irregularities leading to INEC saying they had no server only for it to use the server during the Edo/Ondo guber polls this year.

He said: “You could see that under Yakubu’s watch as INEC chairman, there were glaring inconsistencies. At a point, the commission will say one thing, at another point, deny it. An example was during the 2019 general poll in the country when INEC said the server would not be used for the elections only for it to turn round this year and use the same server for Edo and Ondo governorship elections. So, for us in PDP we can’t trust Yakubu with future polls in the country because we believe he can’t guarantee free and fair polls and on this basis we will oppose his re-nomination by the president.”

THISDAY also gathered that the minority caucus also resolved to resist a bill currently before the National Assembly to gag the social media, whenever it is tabled for discussion at plenary.

Other decisions taken by the PDP senators ahead of the resumption of Senate plenary today include giving necessary legislative support for the Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill and Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) as well as constitutional reform.

“We will support the timely passage of the PIB and the Electoral Amendment Bill because they are for the betterment of the citizenry as well as the society.

“The PDP caucus is also in support of the review of the 1999 Constitution and will support our colleagues in APC and YPP towards ensuring that the revised constitution is ready by June 2021,” the source added.

The Senate had on October 20 suspended its plenary and adjourned till today to enable its committees to consider the 2021 budget estimates of the federal government.

Lawan had said the break would enable ministers and heads of parastatals to appear before the Senate committees to defend the allocations for the various MDAs in the 2021 Appropriation Bill.
https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2020/11/24/pdp-senators-to-oppose-yakubus-confirmation-as-inec-chair/

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Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by hisexcellency34: 6:46am On Nov 24, 2020
Bunch of jesters

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Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by Mjshexy(f): 6:50am On Nov 24, 2020
Yakubu is incompetent sad

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Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by Nobody: 6:50am On Nov 24, 2020
Useless men in Powe(SMIP)

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Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by HandmadeD: 6:53am On Nov 24, 2020
They are all same business men with same motivating factor

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Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by Nobody: 6:53am On Nov 24, 2020
"Yakubu" That's a name synonymous with disappointment

From Yakubu Aiyegbeni to Yakubu Gowon, to Yakubu Dogara and the biggest disappointment of them all is Yakubu Manhood who's the fraud installed by General Buhari.

I rather name my son "Ekwensu" than call him "Yakubu"

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Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by HandmadeD: 6:54am On Nov 24, 2020
They are all same business men with same motivating factor

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Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by lindareep: 6:55am On Nov 24, 2020
No doubt, this is a problem in Nigeria,

saying one thing, at another point, deny it.

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Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by lkillbrokehoes: 6:58am On Nov 24, 2020
Mjshexy:
Yakubu is incompetent sad
Baby girl grin

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Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by Yenefer(f): 7:03am On Nov 24, 2020
PDP and APC are same thing. After Buhari we will bring back Atiku or Goodluck and continue making Nigeria great. But if the SW decided to bring back law and order, and stop sponsoring the endSARS thugs. we might Upgrade Osibanjo and keep Nigeria great

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Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by WonderManly(m): 7:04am On Nov 24, 2020
PDP... Power!

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Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by NaijaOlosho(f): 7:05am On Nov 24, 2020
I see power sliding back to the North

Yorubas people already working towards the favor of the North As Usual.

The love for their slave masters is beyond human comprehension angry

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Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by helinues: 7:05am On Nov 24, 2020
grin cheesy

When someone of them would be bought in the last hour.

But wait oo, why do they want to extend Yakubu's tenure? Is he the only credible person in the whole Nigeria that qualify for the position?
Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by DragonFire442: 7:06am On Nov 24, 2020
Mr Inconclusive should be rejected

Whenever they want to rig election for APC, this beast called Yakubu would declare the election inconclusive

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Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by whela(m): 7:06am On Nov 24, 2020
Ok
Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by Lanre4uonly(m): 7:07am On Nov 24, 2020
Ok. Fingers crossed.
Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by OfficialAwol(m): 7:07am On Nov 24, 2020
JidennaJason:
"Yakubu" That's a name synonymous with disappointment

From Yakubu Aiyegbeni to Yakubu Gowon, to Yakubu Dogara and the biggest disappointment of them all is Yakubu Manhood who's the fraud installed by General Buhari.

I rather name my son "Ekwensu" than call him "Yakubu"

You mean this Yakubu?

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Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by AFvckingAlpha(m): 7:08am On Nov 24, 2020
The fvck

Niggarr!!

Aint nothing the PDP senators gon do. The no 1 in the national assembly is pussy ass Lawan. They gon do what Buhari wants. Y'all wanted Buhari then, now you have him, deal with the situation.

Thats why Saraki will always be a real niggarr, even when he was in the APC, he fought them stalwarts bravely, but little did he know he was digging his political grave, cos the federal might came like a tornadoe and it was Saraki's apocalypse.

But I trust he is back to his drawing board, tryna figure how to regain the lost grounds.

I said what I said.

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Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by Mjshexy(f): 7:09am On Nov 24, 2020
lkillbrokehoes:
Baby girl grin
Yes boss cheesy
Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by opalu: 7:09am On Nov 24, 2020
Okay
Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by janedonez(m): 7:09am On Nov 24, 2020
Nigeria full of drama
Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by lkillbrokehoes: 7:10am On Nov 24, 2020
Mjshexy:
Yes boss cheesy
I'm not a boss baby grin
I hope you had a lovely night?

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Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by Goke7: 7:11am On Nov 24, 2020
Pdp is opposing as if they will still be the one to appoint another cheesy

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Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by Goke7: 7:11am On Nov 24, 2020
[quote author=Goke7 post=96376545]Pdp is opposing as if they will still be the one to appoint another grin

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Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by Dpharisee: 7:14am On Nov 24, 2020
Buhari couldn't even consider a Yoruba Muslim even in Acting capacity despite our blind support for him cry
Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by Risingblue008(m): 7:14am On Nov 24, 2020
Their matter
Pls do not forget
The date d
For d next protest is
7th december
Re: PDP Senators To Oppose Yakubu’s Confirmation As INEC Chair by Generalwoodz(m): 7:14am On Nov 24, 2020
Devilish politicians seeking for their own glory and personal gratification

PDP OR APC
They're all bird of a feather
You will never see them fighting for good and betterment of this contraption.
PDP that ought to be playing real opposition are for real acting as a younger brother to an estranged senior APC.

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