The All Progressives Congress (APC) has tackled the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu for what it describes as leak of sensitive confidential correspondence.
The Daily Times and other Social Media had earlier reported that the party released its primaries election time-tables for the 2019 election with the State House of Assembly primaries holding on September 15, while the Federal House of Representatives Primaries holds on September 19 and the Senate primaries fixed for September 23 and September 28 for the Governorship.
This revelation led to the party denying the release of the time-tables on Thursday.
However, the party in a statement on Friday signed by its Acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena said that the letter written by the party chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole ahead of the 2019 general elections to INEC was leaked from the election umpire’s office.
The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to a leaked letter the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole wrote to the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu informing the Commission of the schedule of the Congresses and Primaries to elect Party candidates for the 2019 General Elections.
“This leak of our sensitive and confidential correspondence to INEC is becoming commonplace and totally unacceptable. We strongly request that INEC looks into its internal handling of official correspondence and put a stop to these leaks.
“While the leaked formal notification to INEC has been done by the APC, pursuant to the provisions of Section 85 of the 2010 Electoral Act (as amended), we advise the general public particularly the media to wait for an official announcement from the Party as the leaked dates are subject to changes, if necessary”.