2015: APC wants Enugu REC removed
AS the countdown to the February general elections continues, the Enugu state chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) has called on the national chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, to as a matter of urgency remove the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Professor Eze Onukaogu, saying it has no confidence in him.
But an official of the commission, told The Guardian that “Onukogu will not join issues with APC or anybody over Enugu elections”, stressing that the “REC is a professional who has always lived up to his responsibilities”.
Speaking during the Forum of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Enugu State Correspondents’ Chapel, State Chairman of the APC, Dr. Ben Nwoye, said the opposition party had serious reservations about the REC doing a thorough job going by his previous outings.
He insisted that Onukaogu’s removal by the national leadership of INEC should be before the general polls, so as not to allow a repeat of what happened in Anambra under his watch.
The party which had earlier accused the INEC of colluding with the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP)in the state to ‘hoard permanent voters card’, said although the commission had intervened and brought the officer who did the act to book, it stated that it was only because the APC complained and wondered what could have happened in other cases not identified by the party.