Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Transfer Benue REC Before It’S Too Late, Group Demands

A civil society organisation, Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to transfer the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Benue State to avoid a blot on the Commission’s integrity.

In a protest letter to INEC Chairman, Prof.  Attahiru Jega, the Centre’s Executive Secretary, Comrade Ola Oluwasanmi, called for the removal of the REC or the reposting of Prof. Istifanus Dafwang, from Benue State, for alleged compromise. Oluwasanmi accused the REC of compromising with certain political bigwigs in Benue State from the opposition camp, to rig the elections.

 He referred to the recently- concluded elections for Senate of the Benue North-East Senatorial District, in which he claimed the Resident Electoral Commissioner had connived with the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Sen. Barnabas Gemade, to cancel certain results from the PDP strongholds to give the APC an upper hand.

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