Oyo: Stakeholders Protest New INEC REC

Some politicians under the umbrella of the Inter party stakeholders have protested the posting of the new INEC resident electoral commissioner in Oyo state, Ambassador Rufus Akeju.

Our Correspondent reports that the politicians alleged that the new resident Electoral Commissioner is guilty of partisan politics.

The politicians drawn from the PDP, Labor Party, Accord and the SDP said the new INEC resident electoral commissioner recently posted to Oyo state has an affiliation to a particular political party in the country.

They explained that the INEC resident electoral commissioner lacks credibility to conduct free and fair elections in Oyo state calling on INEC to redeploy him without further delay.

They however expressed confidence in the INEC chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega to accede to their request.

In his reaction, the outgoing INEC resident electoral commissioner in Oyo state, Nasir Ayilara described the posting as a normal routine but the commission in preparation for the 2015 general elections.

He called on politicians and other stakeholders to rally round INEC in preparation for free, fair and credible elections.


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