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Mimiko calls for INEC chairman's removal

26 August 2015, 12:06

Akure - The pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, and the Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko have demanded the removal of acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Aminat Zakari, reports New Telegraph.

While Mimiko premised his call for the removal of the INEC Chairman on the fact that she hails from the same region with the President, Afenifere hinged  its call for her removal on the fact that the Constitution does not allow for an acting Chairman of the commission.

Also read: PDP rejects Zakari as acting Chairman of INEC

Mimiko, while addressing the meeting of leaders across Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly, said the commission since inception has not produced a Chairman that came from the same geo-political zone with the President.

He stated that since Zakari came from the same zone with the President, it would rob future elections in the country of its credibility.

Speaking on behalf of Afenifere, after its meeting in Akure, the group spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, called on Buhari to appoint a new umpire for the commission, to ensure future credibility of elections in the country.

He noted that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal government should be wary of causing tension over the appointment.

Read more at New Telegraph.

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