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Atiku demands replacement of INEC officials in Taraba

2015-04-16 15:05
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 - Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has called for the replacement of staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that were implicated in the April 11 polls in Taraba State, reports Daily Independent.

He said the affected officials should be removed and replaced with new personnel in the April 25 rerun election in the state.

Their replacement, according to Atiku will be a guarantee of a free and fair election at the rerun election.

In a press statement on Wednesday in Abuja, Atiku said the declaration of the results as inconclusive is justified because of the widespread reports of irregularities in some local governments areas of the state.

Also read: Taraba State result declared inconclusive

The former VP also took a swipe at security agencies for taking sides in the election.

He called on the Inspector General of Police to replace security personnel in Taraba with new teams from neighbouring Gombe, Bauchi and Adamawa, during the period of the rerun elections.

Read more at Daily Independent.

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