YDP refutes contempt proceedings against INEC

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The Young Democratic Party (YDP) on Wednesday said that it did not initiate any contempt proceeding against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

YDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Khairat Animashaun-Ajiboye, made the clarifications while briefing newsmen in Abuja.

She said that the reported contempt proceeding against INEC was the handiwork of imposters and usurpers who were not members of the party.

She said that INEC obeyed court order by issuing YDP with a certificate of registration after the court of had ruled in favour of the party.

“Our attention has been drawn to some actions being taken by meddlesome interlopers, lovers of chaos, confusionists, pretenders and fraudsters purporting to come from YDP.

“We want to put the record straight that the Chairman of YDP is Barr. Georgina Dakpokpo—please confirm from the official record of INEC.

“The official logo of YDP is a tractor green and white background.

“The Court of Appeal never at any time gave order to INEC to backdate our certificate of registration to 2014.

“YDP did not officially initiate contempt proceedings against INEC’s Chairman Prof. Mahmud Yakub—it was done by confusionists,’’ he said.

Animashaun-Ajiboye said that by the party’s first registered constitution, an amendment to a constitution can only be done at a convention.

The National Publicity Secretary said that YDP’s convention held in Feb. 11 amended and ratified its constitution.

She said that the general public should be alert and report to the nearest police station any time any person or group other than the genuine YDP officials paraded as representatives of the party.

On her part, Dakpokpo urged Nigerians to discountenance any person that paraded himself as the party chairman as she was the genuine chairman recongnised by INEC.

She said that the intent of the imposters was to cause confusion, chaos and capitalise on it to extort unsuspecting people.

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