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Wike calls for disbandment of INEC

27 July 2016, 16:31

Port Harcourt - Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has called on the Federal Government to disband the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under the leadership of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

Wike in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dr. Austin Tam-George, said the incompetence of INEC and the open partisanship of the electoral body was denying the state full representation in the National Assembly.

Tam-George, in the statement issued shortly after the cancellation of the rerun election scheduled for July 30, said the state government and the people of the state were shocked by the collusion between INEC and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to prevent the election from taking place.

Also read: APC warns Wike to must stop threatening INEC officials

“It is completely unacceptable that Rivers State would continue to be denied full representation in the National Assembly due to the incompetence and malpractices orchestrated by INEC.

“We call on the presidency and the National Assembly to act urgently in the national interest to disband INEC as presently constituted, for its incompetence and open partisanship.

“We call on the international community to initiate and maintain diplomatic pressure on the Federal Government, which continues to frustrate the independence of INEC, and the evolution of democratic diversity in Nigeria”.

“The people of Rivers State will continue to resist and defeat the medieval authoritarianism of the APC,” Tam-George stated.

- News 24


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