RECs, Biggest Threat To Credible 2015 Election, Says Ngige

chris_ngige1Former Governor of Anambra State now Senator, Dr. Chris Ngige, on Tuesday said for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to perform creditably in the 2015 general election, fraudulent state Resident Electoral Commissioners must be removed.

He alleged that most of the states’ RECs are biased and fraudulent, adding that unless these corrupt  RECs are removed before the elections next year, INEC will find it difficult to conduct free, fair and credible elections in the country.

The senator spoke to reporters at his campaign office in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

Ngige said the strategy the All Progressives Congress used in winning the Osun State Governorship election last Saturday, would be equally deployed by the party to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015.

“My worry in 2015 general election is that INEC will not be able to dispense with corrupt RECs in many states including Anambra State.

“The Osun election succeeded because a petition had been written against the REC in the state and he was removed and another person brought in. This was what we did in Anambra, but INEC didn’t listen to us.

“Prof. Chukwuemeka Onukaogu should leave Anambra State, he is an epitome of corruption, and he has no business conducting any election in Nigeria.

“The INEC chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has to do an in-house cleansing if he wants to get it right in 2015”, the former governor stated.


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