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KOGI: INEC’s integrity questioned as parties demand sack of REC



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The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) and the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) have both jointly called for the redeployment of the current Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), in Kogi State, Professor James Apam.

The two parties jointly issued a statement on Thursday in Lokoja, claiming that Apam was in the habit of covering up the nefarious activities of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state.

While calling on INEC boss, Yakubu Mahmood to do the needful during a press conference, both parties also accused the INEC REC of progressively relegating other political parties in the state, in favour of the APC.

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Speaking on behalf of both parties during the press conference, Hon. Frank Kato said a new REC of impeccable record, and character should be posted to Kogi State with immediate effect.
Kato also alleged that “the second office of the REC is the Government House, where he frequently hibernates to the utter disregard of desirable decorum of his office, as well as Public perception.”

He added, “The current REC has set a very gloomy standard, by being the first Kogi State REC to be publicly smeared with the accusation of collection of huge sums of money as bribe from the state government to tinker with electoral processes in favour of APC candidates.”

He alleged further that all recent elections were massively rigged in an unguarded public glare, by thugs of the ruling party in uniforms.

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