Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has
warned national institutions against compromising on their
statutory roles during this weekend¹s Governorship and House of Assembly
Among the institutions that will play a role in the polls
include security agencies, Civil Defence Corps and the Independent
National Electoral Commission (INEC), which the party urged to
provide a level playing field to all parties.
APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, these
agencies were all national institutions, hence must never again turn
themselves to appendages of any political party.
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He said the institutions must strictly adhere to their
constitutional roles, exhibit the highest level of professionalism and shun partisanship, in the spirit of fairness and in line with
global best practices.
Mohammed said the situation in which security agencies and
INEC colluded with a political party to terrorize innocent
citizens and brazenly manipulate elections, as was witnessed in the past
in Ekiti and Rivers State, among others, would no longer be
We do not seek any unfair advantage over any other party. We
do not seek any favours from any organization. All we demand is
that national institutions that have any role to play in the forthcoming
elections must carry out their duties fairly and professionally,² the
party spokesperson said.
Some national institutions have been blamed for playing
active and partisan roles in local politics.