Welcome To NaijaSky


Author 2019: Southern, Middle Belt leaders demand INEC chairmanís removal  (Read 120 times)

Description:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Isaac Adeniran

  • Online Advertiser and Marketer
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 13657
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post


2019: Southern, Middle Belt leaders demand INEC chairmanís removal

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has expressed fear that the Independent National Electoral Commission may not deliver free and fair elections in 2019.

It noted that ďthe bug of nepotism and sectionalism that this administration is renowned for has also eaten up the leadership of the commission.Ē

The forum demanded the removal of the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, noting that there were ďaccumulated indicationsĒ that he might rig the election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The forum said this at a press conference in Abuja on Sunday attended by Chief Edwin Clark, representing the South-South, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, South-West; Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, South-East; Air Commodore Dan Suleiman (retd.), Middle Belt; Air Commodore Nkanga Idongesit, South-South, and others.


Idongesit, the Chairman of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, who delivered the groupís position, argued that retaining the service chiefs who ought to have retired and keeping Yakubu as INEC boss were suspicious.

He added that this was in tandem with the narrative that they would play partisan roles in favour of the President.

Idongesit said, ďFrom 1960 till date, only President Muhammadu Buhari has been audacious to pick only people who are either his relations or of the same ethnic stock with him to lead the electoral body.

ďThe Balewa Government headed by a Northerner appointed Prof. Eyo Ita Esua from the South, who was in charge of the Federal Electoral Commission from 1960-66; Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, a Yoruba, set up the Federal Electoral Commission under Michael Ani (1976-1979). When Dr Goodluck Jonathan came in from the South-South, he appointed Prof. Attahiru Jega from the North-West (June 2010-Oct. 2015).Ē

The group contended that it was only President Buhari who appointed his relation from the North-West, Mrs Amina Zakari, as the acting INEC Chairman when he became President in 2015 before he appointed Yakubu from the North-East as a substantive chairman.



Linkback: http://naijasky.com/politics/1758/seo/37291/
Earn Offline Income for Online Marketing  Local Businesses Listing and Products Display

NaijaSky


Offline Isaac Adeniran

  • Online Advertiser and Marketer
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 13657
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
ďThe relationship between the powerful Amina Zakari and the INEC chairman is so strong that it has the tendency to influence the outcome of the elections in favour of the appointee,Ē the Southern and Middle Belt leaders stressed.

Idongesit flayed the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, for asking states that had enacted the anti-open grazing law to scrap it, describing it as an obnoxious directive.

He demanded the withdrawal of the statement, noting that the shielding of armed herdsmen by the Federal Government was the cause of tension in the country, which it said could result in anarchy.

The forum admonished the Federal Government to arrest the killer-herdsmen instead of shielding them.

The PANDEF leader said, ďThe shielding of Fulani killer-herdsmen remains the strongest flashpoint of invitation to chaos and anarchy in our country as people would not continue to fold their arms forever as they are being killed with the government unwilling to lift a finger in their defence.

ďWe demand the immediate withdrawal of this obnoxious directive and for the Federal Government to stop the killings going on and promptly arrest those behind the killings so far for immediate prosecution.Ē

Commenting on the police invitation to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, over the April 5 Offa bank robberies, the forum frowned on what it called the media trial of the senator, insisting that the police threw away professionalism by their conduct

NaijaSky



Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via twitter

xx
WHY RELIGIOUS LEADERS and POLITICAL LEADERS are busy LOOTING

Started by Isaac Adeniran

4 Replies
114 Views
Last post April 27, 2018, 03:15:33 PM
by Isaac Adeniran
clip
4 THINGS YOU CAN NOW DO BY YOURSELF WITHOUT ANY MIDDLE MEN IN NIGERIA

Started by Isaac Adeniran

0 Replies
59 Views
Last post September 10, 2018, 11:31:22 AM
by Isaac Adeniran
clip
Weíll meet aggrieved APC chiefs, says PDP chairman

Started by Isaac Adeniran

3 Replies
93 Views
Last post May 13, 2018, 10:17:09 PM
by Isaac Adeniran
clip
APC Reps lose interior chairman to PDP

Started by Isaac Adeniran

0 Replies
31 Views
Last post May 30, 2018, 11:20:58 PM
by Isaac Adeniran
clip
APC Reps endorse Oshiomhole for chairman

Started by Isaac Adeniran

0 Replies
69 Views
Last post May 15, 2018, 12:47:24 PM
by Isaac Adeniran
clip
PUNCH Chairman, Gbadebowale Aboderin, dies at 60

Started by Isaac Adeniran

0 Replies
125 Views
Last post May 31, 2018, 07:47:13 AM
by Isaac Adeniran
clip
Wife of ex-PDP National Chairman, Maryam Ali, joins APC

Started by Isaac Adeniran

0 Replies
224 Views
Last post November 23, 2017, 06:23:16 AM
by Isaac Adeniran
 
Name: Email:
Verification:
Type the letters shown in the picture
Listen to the letters / Request another image
Type the letters shown in the picture:
Twelve divided by three= final or four:
A girl is a female or male:
USA President is Obama or Trump:

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
4 Replies
114 Views
Last post April 27, 2018, 03:15:33 PM
by Isaac Adeniran
0 Replies
49 Views
Last post May 04, 2018, 04:49:18 AM
by Isaac Adeniran
1 Replies
76 Views
Last post May 05, 2018, 07:30:03 PM
by abejoye