Shocker!!! End Of The Road For Edo APC, As INEC Makes Most Shocking Revelation

By Post Nigeria September 24, 2016 09:55

Shocker!!! End Of The Road For Edo APC, As INEC Makes Most Shocking Revelation

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has assured the 19 candidates, participating in the September 28 Governorship election in Edo State, that it will not do the bidding of any political party at the poll.

The Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Sam Olumekun, who spoke at a Stakeholders Meeting, held in Benin, on Thursday evening urged the parties to convince the 1,924,072 eligible voters about their suitability to produce the next Governor, rather than hope on the electoral umpire to decide their fate.

Earlier, they were allegations that senior members of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, were putting pressure on INEC to ‘rig’ the poll in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, following the controversial postponement of the poll.

“Please, leave INEC alone; go out to the people. Go and convince the people to vote for you.

“INEC has no business about who wins an election; that is the point,” the REC told a gathering of party leaders and candidates at the meeting.

He added, “Go out there to the people. Tell them that you want to represent them; give them your manifesto, and if they decide to vote for you, let them vote for you.”

“INEC is not going to do anybody’s bidding, and I assure you on that.”

While reacting to the allegations of partisanship against INEC, Olumekun, vowed to resign within an hour, if he was found culpable of bias.

He said, “I have heard about the allegations that INEC is compromised, and stuffs like that. I can assure you, if anybody comes up with any evidence that I am compromised, I will resign within one hour of receiving such evidence.”

He also, explained that the electoral umpire would ensure that all the political parties were carried along in the electoral process.

Olumekun said: “We want you to see the process as transparent. We will go to the Central Bank at 8 am. When we collect the materials, we will move straight to our office, in company with all the security agencies. We will start distributing to the LGAs there.

“INEC, has prepared a document for each party. It contains the particulars of all the sensitive materials that we are going to distribute, so that you would not say that you did not know whether ballot papers or results sheets were there. They are also customised.”