The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Gregory Obi has claimed that Prof Mahmood Yakubu, the incumbent chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), once worked under him in a committee.
He spoke Friday in Anambra State, during the launch of a book titled, ‘Peter Obi: Many Voices, One Perspective’.
Obi, who charged people to always do what is right, said I have been the chairman of a committee; TETFUND committee, and Prof Mahmood was my member. We know ourselves, but when he became INEC chairman, I have never met him. I told him, you’re an umpire, just do what is right. He said he was not desperate to lead.
According to him, “For three years I was in court in Anambra to reclaim my governorship, just to challenge the process. Many people tried to discourage me, but I said even if the entire four year tenure elapsed for us to prove a point and correct the process, I will be fulfilled.
“My argument is that, let’s do what is right. I always tell everyone that I will not give people money to do the wrong thing. “If you have the chance to do the right thing, and you insist on perpetuating anarchy, then, it will consume everybody one day. I insist that we must do the right thing,” Obi warned.