70 Political Parties Reject APC’s Call For Removal Of REC
70 Political Parties Reject APC’s Call For Removal Of REC.
- EFCC to Track Down Vote Buyers, Sellers In Kaduna
No fewer than 70 political parties in Enugu state on Thursday rejected the call for the removal of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Dr. Emeka Ononamadu.
Chief Afam Ani, the Public Relations Officer of the group, said this at a press conference in Enugu, adding that the parties passed a vote of confidence on the REC.
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He said that the parties, operating under the aegis of the Coalition of Registered Political Parties, agreed that elections must go on in the state on Saturday.
He said that the group disapproved of the call by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the removal of the REC and a shift in the election on account of the allegations of bias and compromise against the REC.
According to Ani, the group warned political parties not to disrupt the smooth electoral process in the state because of their internal wrangling.
He said that “no single party has the power to determine whether an election should hold or not in any state,” describing Enugu as the most peaceful state in the country.
He also described Ononamadu as the most friendly REC to ever work in the state.
He said: “We have witnessed the coming and going of RECs in Enugu state. This one has discharged his duty in line with the provisions of the constitution.
“He should not be removed because he has not done anything contrary to the provisions of the constitution to warrant his removal. The group insisted that the election must go on as scheduled.’
EFCC To Track Down Vote Buyers, Sellers In Kaduna
Also, The head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Kaduna Zonal Office, Mailafia Yakubu, says the commission has devised ways of tracking down vote sellers and buyers in the Saturday’s governorship and state ssembly elections in the state.
Speaking yesterday during a visit to the state’s council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, he warned against vote-buying and selling.
Earlier, the state chairman of the NUJ, Adamu Yusuf, thanked the EFCC boss for the visit and assured him of support.