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Court To Send INEC Chairman Mahmoud Yakubu to Prison, Details Emerge



FCT, Abuja – A new report has it that the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmoud Yakubu, might be sent to prison.

Why INEC chairman Yakubu will be sent to prison, APGA speaks

Yakubu and the former factional leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Oye, risk jail terms If they continue to disobey a court order.

ThisDay reported their refusal to obey the court order that declared Chief Edozie Njoku, the chairman of the APGA, might put them into trouble.

According to Njoku, going by the order of the court which started counting on Thursday, November 9, Yakubu and Oye have just 14 days to recognise Njoku as APGA’s national chairman or be jailed for contempt of court, Daily Independent reported.

Speaking over the weekend in Abuja, Njoku cautioned Yakubu and Oye, not to treat with levity the 14-day grace given to them by the Judge to obey the order of the court made on May 10, 2023, or be jailed.

Justice Madugu had on May 10, ordered INEC and Oye to maintain “status quo antebellum” pending the determination of a suit in respect of APGA leadership tussle.