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Polls: Enugu APC Raises Alarm Over INEC’s Refusal To Issue Its Agents Accreditation Tags

INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega

FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA – Less than 48 hours to the presidential poll, the Enugu state chapter of the All Progressive Congress APC, has raised the alarm over refusal of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to issue its agents with accreditation tags for the election.

It alleged that the action might be a ploy to rig the poll in favour of the PDP.

Speaking with newsmen Thursday evening in his office after waiting for several hours at the commission’s office, state chairman of APC, Dr. Ben Nwoye, vowed that the party would resist any attempt to rig the polls.

He regretted that “less than 48 hours to the presidential election, INEC is yet to issue the party agents with accreditation tags.”

The chairman, said despite the fact that the party complied with the submission of names of its agents as required by the electoral act, the commission had not been able to issue them with the tags.

Nwoye, wondered why INEC should ask political parties to submit passport photographs of their agents seven days to the election, insisting that such directive was not in line with electoral act.

He said APC in Enugu state is fully prepared for the polls, warning that it would resist all manner of electoral manipulation by the PDP and INEC during the election.

Dr. Nwoye who also called on the party supporters to eschew violence during and after the polls, expressed optimism that the opposition party would come out victorious at all levels.

Nwoye, had assured the party’s presidential candidate, General Mohammadu Buhari, that Enugu would vote for him massively.

Efforts by African Examiner to speak with the Enugu state Resident Electoral Commissioner, (REC) professor Chukwuemeka Onukaogu, or the public Relations officer, PRO, Mr. Bassey failed, as they were said to be in a crucial meeting with some stakeholders.


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