A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded for the replacement of electoral officials in Imo State ahead of rescheduled governorship elections, reports Premium Times.
The party said the officials have been compromised.
John Odigie-Oyegun, the National Chairman of party in a letter to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, said his party may not take part in the election if the commission retains the current INEC team.
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Oyegun accused the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state of trying to manipulate the poll by attempting to order new elections in areas where results had already been declared.
He stated that since elections were held in these areas and were certified by the presiding officers and acknowledged by all party agents, INEC does not have the powers to cancel the elections and order a rerun in such areas.
The re-run election is scheduled to hold on April 25.
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