Running mate to the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) at the forthcoming election in Imo State, Tony Nwulu, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to learn from the Nigeria Police and remove the Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, for Imo State, Sylva Agu.
Vox9ja recalls that the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Kayode Egbetokun, had redeployed Imo Police Commissioner, Mohammed Barade, for neutrality’s sake.
However, INEC, on its part, had kept Agu as the state REC despite allegations against him.
Speaking on Arise TV’s morning show on Friday, a few hours before the off-cycle election, Nwulu suggested that the refusal of the INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, to remove the Imo REC indicates that the commission’s chairman had been compromised.
Calling on INEC to take the path of the Nigeria Police, Nwulu said, “All we have asking for, just like the IG of police has done, the IG of police rightly put it; I want to show neutrality, it is not an indictment we accept whatever thing you call it, all we’re asking professor Mahmood remove this woman if for nothing else for neutrality before all the party have come out to say remove her, we do not want her to supervise or superintend over this election, we are not selecting for INEC who to choose.
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“All we are asking is remove this woman, you have the right to choose whoever you want to choose as an institution, but the people are telling you, please remove her, so two things are involved there if all these parties have told professor Mahmood to remove this woman, and he is not doing it, two things it is either the prof has gone deaf or the prof is compromised.”
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