The Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee has commenced investigation right into a leaked audio tape allegedly involving the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and a few officers of the fee.
Investigation revealed that the Chairman of the Fee, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has arrange a excessive-powered 4-man committee to hold a complete investigation on the conduct of the fee’s officers within the December 10, 2016 rerun elections in Rivers State.
It was gathered that the management of the fee took the choice after a marathon assembly on Tuesday.
One in every of our correspondents gathered that the committee was mandated to unravel the controversies involving some INEC officers within the Rivers rerun polls.
The Deputy Director accountable for Voter Training and Publicity, Mr. Nick Dazang, confirmed to our correspondent on the phone that the fee had arrange a 4-man panel to research the actions of INEC personnel within the elections.
He stated that the committee was entrusted with the duty of figuring out those that carried out themselves nicely and people whose acts violated the foundations of the fee.
He famous that those that did nicely regardless of the assaults on them could be recommended whereas these discovered to have gone towards the principles of the fee can be sanctioned.
Dazang stated, “It’s true that the fee has arrange a 4-man committee to research the roles of INEC employees within the Rivers Nationwide and State Meeting rerun elections of December 10, 2016.
“Amongst others, this excessive-powered committee is to determine those that did exceptionally effectively underneath tough circumstances with a view to commending them.”
In the meantime, the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Celebration has dismissed the panel arrange by the Inspector-Common of Police to analyze the violence that happened through the legislative rerun elections within the state.
Describing the train as a hoax, the state PDP stated that the inconsistencies and bias of the police in the course of the rerun elections had made it troublesome for any severe-minded individual or group to take the panel arrange by the police severely.
The Chairman, Rivers PDP, Chief Felix Obuah, mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday that the police should show to the individuals of the state that they (police) weren’t sympathetic to the All Progressives Congress.
Based on the assertion signed by his Particular Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Jerry Needam, the state PDP chairman mentioned, “For such a panel to make sense to Rivers folks, the police excessive command, particularly the Inspector-Normal of Police ought to first do the needful.
“The Inspector-Normal ought to achieve this by proving to Rivers folks and, certainly, all Nigerians that he’s not a member of the All Progressives Congress or sympathetic to APC’s trigger.
“At first, the police excessive command ordered and did withdraw all of the orderlies connected to all politicians, solely to show again to connect all of the orderlies withdrawn from PDP politicians to these of the APC.
“There was no APC candidate or chieftain on the day of the election that did have lesser than 50 policemen hooked up to him whereas these of the PDP have been left to their very own fates.”
He likened the police investigation panel by the IGP to a decide presiding over his personal case, sustaining that the end result of such a panel may simply be predicted.
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