The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) notes the deployment of extra national commissioners as well as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs), from other states, to Kogi and Bayelsa for the November 16 governorship elections in the two states.
It is instructive to let the INEC hierarchy to know that the PDP already has a due diligence report on each of the commissioners.
Our party recognises that while some are of clean records in their previous responsibilities, there are others who are known to be of questionable character and fared far below expectations in their responsibility.
The PDP cautions the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to note that the deployment of officials with known integrity issues is capable of triggering crisis and jeopardizing the credibility of the electoral process.
It is also important to state that Kogi and Bayelsa elections present an opportunity for INEC to show that it has become committed to free, fair and credible election without being influenced or manipulated.
The PDP therefore invites the INEC Chairman to rescue whatever is left of the commission’s image with these elections by allowing the will of the people to prevail
National Publicity Secretary