AKWA IBOM: APC Demands Dismissal Of INEC REC, Gives 48 Hours
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Akwa Ibom State chapter has given the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 48 hours to dismiss the Akwa Ibom state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igin.
The petition titled “Incessant acts of biasness, injustice, sabotage and malevolence meted out on the All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom state,” was addressed to the Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, delivered on July 8, and signed by the APC Zonal Organising Secretary for the South-South, Dr. Blessing Agbomhere.Information Guide Nigeria
The petition said the party had been at the receiving end of “injustice and ill-will since the deployment of Igini to Akwa Ibom State.”
RIPPLES NIGERIA reports that part of the APC petition to INEC said:
“May I remind you, Mr. Chairman, that the integrity of the Commission is greatly at stake here as this issue has generated not just statewide protests but also nationwide concerns by both members of our party and the generality of Akwa Ibomites and Nigerians.
“We believe that Mike Igini is not the only INEC REC in Nigeria hence his position should not bring disrepute of any sort to the Commission, neither should same be used as an oppressive tool against the All Progressives Congress or any other political party.
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“From the facts made available to you, Mr. Chairman, there will be no gainsaying that Mr. Mike Igini, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for Akwa Ibom State, has been compromised, shown partisanship and regrettably so, abused his office as an INEC official hence we make the following prayers to you;
“That, Mr. Mike Igini is not fit and proper to remain as the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner of the State. This is because a free and fair election begins with a free and fair process. Hence Mr. Igini has compromised, he, therefore, lacks the capacity to conduct or supervise any election in the state.Jamb Result
“That, Mr. Mike Igini be sacked and dismissed within 48 hours from the time of receipt of this petition.
“That, Mr. Mike Igini be committed to the relevant authorities for prosecution for the violation of Section 26 of the Electoral Act of 2022.”
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