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Protesters Storm INEC Office In Imo, Demand Replacement Of REC




Supporters of the Labour Party (LP) in Imo State have demanded the replacement of the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC).

The supporters, who are protesters, carried banners and placards, chanting songs at the entrance of the state office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

According to the peaceful protesters, the party has the right to demand a credible, free and fair election in the state ahead of the November 11 governorship polls in the state.

The protesters said their demand for the replacement of the state REC was premised on allegations of compromise levelled against him.

The state Labour Party Chairman, Callistus Ihejiagwa, told pressmen that the party wants INEC to ensure that their votes count by using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machine.

In his response, INEC’s Head of the Voter Education and Publicity Department, Emmanuel Opara, gave his assurance that the commission would resist any attempt to compromise to ensure a free, fair and credible election.

‘Insulting And Deceitful’ – Labour Party Slams Uzodimma Over Promise Of 4,000 Jobs In Europe, Canada

Meanwhile, this platform reported on Friday that the Labour Party (LP) has slammed Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, over his promise to assist no fewer than 4,000 youths of the state to secure jobs in Europe and Canada before the end of the year.

Naija News reports that Uzodinma, who is contesting for re-election on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform, gave the pledge at a campaign event on Thursday ahead of the November 11 governorship election in the state.

While addressing the residents, the governor vowed to assist interested Imo indigenes who want to relocate to Europe or Canada with the relevant employable skill sets that would ease their entry and adaptation into life there.

Speaking during an interview on Arise News on Friday, the spokesman of the LP Presidential Campaign Council, Yunusa Tanko, said the promise by Governor Uzodimma is an insult to the state.

Tanko said that it is a deceitful move by the governor, who has not been able to provide basic employment to the youth within the state to promise jobs for them in Europe.

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He added that the party’s governorship candidate in Imo, Senator Athan Achonu, would rather than make fake promises, would ensure to provide jobs within the state.