My fears for 2015 – Ngige

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Aug 12th, 2014
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Former Governor of Anambra State, Sen. Chris Nwabueze Ngige, on Tuesday said for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to perform creditably  in the 2015 general election, fraudulent state Resident Electoral Commissioners must be removed.

He alleged that most of the states’ RECs are biased and fraudulent, adding that unless these corrupt  RECs are removed before the elections next year, INEC will find it difficult to conduct free, fair and credible elections in the country.

He spoke to reporters at his campaign office in Awka, the state capital.

The Senator said the strategy the All Progressives Congress used in winning the Osun State Governorship election last week would be equally deployed by the party to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015.

“My worry in 2015 general election is that INEC will not be able to dispense with corrupt RECs in many states including Anambra State.

“The Osun election succeeded because a petition had been written against the REC in the state and he was removed and another person brought in. This was what we did in Anambra, but INEC didn’t listen to us.

“Prof. Chukwuemeka Onukaogu should leave Anambra State, he is an epitome of corruption, and he has no business conducting any election in Nigeria.

“The INEC chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has to do an in-house cleansing if he wants to get it right in 2015,” the former governor stated.

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