A coalition of civil society groups has rubbished the call for the sack of chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu.
At a briefing in Abuja on Thursday June 14, the group, led by Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group, ISDMG, said there is no basis for sacking the INEC boss, nine months to 2019 general elections.
The coalition said argument that Yakubu came from the same region with president Muhammadu Buhari was no justification for call for his sack.
Executive Director, ISDMG, Chima Amadi, said the call came at a wrong time, when the commission was making full preparations for the polls.
According to him, those making the call did not say that the INEC chairman was incompetent.
The Southern and Middle-Belt Leaders Forum had on Sunday June 10 called for the removal of the INEC chief.
Some of the leaders include Chief Edwin Clark, representing the South-South, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, South-West; Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, South-East; Air Commodore Dan Suleiman.
They argued that Yakubu might rig the 2019 election for President Muhammadu Buhari.