Ngige wants Anambra Resident Electoral Commissioner removed

Semiu Salami
Semiu Salami

With just less than 10 hours to the November 16 Anambra State governorship election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr Chris Ngige has called for the transfer of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Prof Chukuwuemeka Onukaogu.

Ngige said his party has no confidence in him following his performance in the 2011 general election, even as he assured of victory at the polls, once the election is conducted in a free and fair manner.

“In fact, INEC has to be very careful with what they are doing here. We have been pleasantly surprised as a political party that they retained the REC, who conducted the 2011 general elections that was highly flawed.

“And our party has to go to court to upturn some of those results of the elections conducted by him. So, since we discovered two days ago that it is still him that will conduct the election, we have been calling for his transfer. I am using this opportunity to reiterate our stand as a party that he should not be allowed to conduct the election. It is not too late”, he said.

The APC candidate however stressed that “once there is a free and fair election, we are sure of victory. If the electoral process is not compromised or manipulated, we will win. I am very hopeful, I have done my campaigns and ended it since Thursday. If the elections are properly conducted, we will take it”, he said.

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