The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Rivers State, has urged the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. AttahiruJega, to caution the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mrs Ghesilla Khan.
It expressed dissatisfaction with the state’s INEC’s refusal to allow its agents to have access to election materials, which were to be presented before the Election Petitions Tribunal in the state.
State Chairman of the APC, Dr. Davies Ikanya, in a statement, in Port Harcourt on Sunday, appealed to Jega to immediately move all sensitive materials used for the elections away from Rivers.
Ikanya, who spoke through his Senior Special Adviser, Media and Public Affairs, Chief ChukwuemekaEze, argued that the safety of such materials used during the Presidential/National Assembly and the Governorship/House of Assembly elections was not guaranteed under Khan’s watch.
Ikanya added: “Rivers APC passionately appeals to INEC Chairman, Professor AttahiruJega, to direct Mrs. Khan to immediately comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act and the Freedom of Information Act by granting the party unfettered access to the requested materials.
“Furthermore, we urge Prof. Jega to, as a matter of urgency, move all sensitive materials used for the discredited elections away from Rivers State as their safety is not guaranteed under the watch of Mrs. Khan, who has overzealously worked to enthrone an unpopular PDP government in our State.”