Imo gov election ruling: Esele calls for INEC chairman’s resignation


A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former president of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Mr. Peter Esele, has said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should take all the blames for the verdict of the Supreme Court on the Imo State governorship election.

In an interview with NAN in Benin, Esele said Nigerians should look beyond the controversy of the judgment and address the foundation of the judgment.

The activist noted that the judgment underscored the inefficiency and ineptitude of INEC.

He argued that the result of the governorship election held on March 9, 2019 in Imo should not have been announced in the first place because so many irregularities were reported during the election.

Esele said in view of the reported irregularities, one would have expected INEC to cancel the election and re-conduct it.

“INEC did not do its job properly so that was why the Supreme Court judges intervened.”

He stressed that for the Supreme Court to have passed a unanimous decision on an election, it means the election was badly conducted.

“So, what happened in Imo State is enough for the INEC chairman to resign if Nigeria is a sane clime where things are done properly.

“Whoever is aggrieved has to accept it because the Supreme Court is the highest court in the land,” Esele said.



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