NIGERIA: APC WORRIED BY INEC COMMISSIONERS UNCOMPROMISING INTEGRITY
The seeming uprightness and integrity of some Commissioners cum umpires of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in some states in Nigeria has become a source of worry to the ruling political party, All Progressive Congress, APC.
This, our source gathered is the major cause of the latest onslaught by the hierarchy of APC to replace the Resident Electoral Commissioners, REC of states like Akwa Ibom and Rivers states, all in South-South Nigeria.
In a National caucus meeting, the National Chairman of the APC, Comr Adams Oshiomole claimed that the RECs of Akwa Ibom and Rivers states were compromised by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, alleging that the ‘INEC commissioners in those states are working for the PDP’. He also accused the National body of the commission of disclosing last Saturday’s postponement to the PDP hours before it happened and even pledged to swear with bible or Quran as prove.
The ruling party has after the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections intensified the moves to replace the said commissioners.
While the caucus meeting held in Abuja was ongoing, Youths of APC in Akwa Ibom state were also protesting, while the APCs bigwigs were also lining up at radio stations, all calling for the removal of the state INEC Commissioner, Mr. Mike Igini, a renowned activist, academic, public affairs commentator and legal practitioner known for his UNCOMPROMISING INTEGRITY and activism for the conduct free, fair and credible polls.