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PDP calls on INEC to redeem image in off-cycle governorship elections

Demands the removal of Imo State REC, Prof. Sylvia Agu

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has characterized the upcoming governorship elections in Imo, Bayelsa, and Kogi states on November 11 as a crucial opportunity for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to restore its allegedly tarnished reputation. PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, emphasized the significance of these elections in rebuilding confidence in the electoral process.

While acknowledging INEC’s commitment to utilizing the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System and the Result Viewing Portal for result transparency, Ologunagba held INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, directly accountable for these assurances. He stressed that the credibility of the election process is intricately linked to the confidence of the electorate.

Ologunagba stated, “These elections present INEC with a golden opportunity to redeem its largely battered image as a by-product of the 2023 elections.”

In addition to urging INEC to uphold its commitments, the PDP called for the immediate removal of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Imo State, Prof. Sylvia Agu. The party alleged that Prof. Agu’s connection to a national officer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) raised concerns about her impartiality, suggesting a potential compromise in favor of the APC in the Imo State governorship election.

“The PDP, for the umpteenth time, demands the immediate removal of the openly compromised Imo State INEC REC, Prof. Sylvia Agu,” Ologunagba declared, highlighting the need for transparency and fairness in the electoral process.

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