INEC holds emergency meeting
,as PDP fears Sabotage
Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are currently having an emergency meeting ahead of the presidential and national assembly elections.
The meeting is taking place amid some challenges that could affect the exercise. Materials needed for the elections have not been distributed in some states.
Osa Nehikhare, secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, accused the commission of conniving with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to sabotage the elections.
“It’s 7.00pm on the eve of the presidential and national assembly elections and materials for Edo are not available. This sabotage was orchestrated and a danger to our democracy,” he said in a statement.
“They want stand-alone elections so they can deploy their agents of intimidation and harassment.”
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, also accused the commission of deliberately hoarding materials for the elections in some states to frustrate the PDP.
Fayose said he was aware that ballot papers and result sheets for presidential and senatorial elections were not in Ekiti as of 9pm, adding that only materials for house of representatives were distributed.
Speaking through Lere Olayinka, his media aide, Fayose said similar situations have already been reported in Oyo, Taraba, Edo, Niger, Ogun and Rivers.
TheCable understands that there is also problem of insufficient materials in Akwa Ibom.
Source :The Cable