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A cross section of Imo politicians have expressed doubts on the ability of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to conduct credible, fair and free elections in the state, alleging that the commission has started showing bias in its actions.

A cross section of Imo politicians have expressed doubts on the ability of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to conduct credible, fair and free elections in the state, alleging that the commission has started showing bias in its actions.


The stakeholders who spoke to Nigeria Moment in Aba, Abia state Wednesday regretted that the commission which they were believed to be umpired electoral umpire is becoming frontally biased, describing it as unfair and unethical. Chief Nnamdi Oparaugo told journalists that he was disappointed when the Resident Electoral Commissioner told them in a stakeholders meeting with members of Inter Party Advisory Council, IPAC that INEC does not deal with political parties.
He argued that if INEC does not deal with political parties, what is the foundation or basis of establishing the commission and described the statement as derogatory and deceitful, urging the commissioner to kindly resign or face resistance by Imo people. They furthered that there is every tendency that the commissioner can foist any candidate of his choice from any party and declare him or her winner without undergoing party processes as stipulated by the electoral act. The stakeholders equally called on the commissioner to note forthwith that IPAC is not a town union meeting and the provisions of the constitutions of Nigeria must be respected.

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