Abuja - The National Secretary, Alliance
for Democracy (AD), Mr Rafiu Salau, on Tuesday said the redeployment of INEC
Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) would improve the commission’s
Salau told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that all Nigerians should
be able to work in any part of the country.
It would be recalled that INEC had on Dec. 29 redeployed some of its RECs
across the federation.
"The redeployment of the Electoral Commissioners is a normal administrative
strategy for efficiency.
"The party believes that every Nigerian should be able to work in any part of
"Therefore, the Electoral Commissioners are to ensure that all states are
equal and manageable in the discharge of their duties,’’ he said.
Salau said the party had embarked on its campaign at the grassroots level and
pledged that the campaigns would be in tandem with the INEC time-table.
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"The grassroots campaign is the responsibility of every local government
structure of the party.
"The party will embark on house-to-house campaign for the voters to have the
awareness of their benefits when a government is under the leadership of AD.
"The campaign has started and it will comply with the timetable of INEC, and
the state chapters will complement the efforts of the campaign at the local
government level,’’ he said.
The scribe also said that the party had submitted a list of its candidates to
INEC and AD would not entertain the replacement of those nominated by the party
members at its primary.
"The party has submitted its candidates according to the timetable of the
"The party also abided by the Electoral Act and the Rules and Regulations of
the political parties to nominate candidates.
"For instance, the party presented only those who emerged at the primaries.
"AD will not entertain the replacement of those nominated by the party members
at the primary which was supervised by INEC with those who didn't
participate,’’ he said.
However, Salau assured that errors would be corrected.