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Published On: Wed, Nov 6th, 2019

Kogi, Bayelsa guber: PDP cautions INEC over deployment of extra RECs, commissioners

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By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has cautioned the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to note that the deployment of officials with known integrity issues is capable of triggering crisis and jeopardizing the credibility of the electoral process in the forthcoming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.
The PDP maintained that it is important to state that Kogi and Bayelsa elections present an opportunity for INEC to show that it has become committed to free, fair and credible election without being influenced or manipulated.
The party said this in a statement Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja.
The leading opposition party thus invited the INEC Chairman to rescue whatever is left of the commission’s image with the two forthcoming elections by allowing the will of the people to prevail.
The statement by Ologbondiyan said , ”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) notes the deployment of extra national commissioners as well as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs), from other states, to Kogi and Bayelsa for the November 16 governorship elections in the two states.
“It is instructive to let the INEC hierarchy to know that the PDP already has a due diligence report on each of the commissioners.”

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