The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has alleged that there was a plot to remove the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, ahead of the 2023 general election.
The coalition further in a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, October 12, claimed that the move was being hatched in a bid to undermine the polls.
The CUPP spokesperson, Ikenga Ugochinyere, also alleged that the coalition uncovered plots to deactivate the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) from being used in the election
Ugochinyere who spoke on behalf of the opposition parties added that there were plans to also stop electronic transmission of results at the polls.
Ugochinyere alleged that the plots were being spearheaded by a top member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the southeast region of the party.
Recall that the coalition had previously accused Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state pf being involved in an alleged voter registration fraud in the state. INEC, however, debunked the CUPP’s claims in Imo state though the electoral commission is yet to react to the fresh allegations.