2019: What We Will Do To Political Parties That Fail To Give Tickets to Winners Of Primaries – INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will sanction political parties that deny anyone his/her election after the party primaries.
Prof. Francis Ezeonu, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Imo, said this at a sensitisation meeting of stakeholders with Imo INEC management on Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) held in Mbaitoli and Owerri North local government areas.
Commenting on the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), Ezeonu noted that use of masquerades and any form of weapon, hate speeches, as well as campaigning in Churches, Mosques and public offices will not be tolerated during stipulated campaign period.
The REC further added that the Electoral Act frowned at imposition of candidates, saying “We will monitor political parties to avoid anarchy. If after primaries anyone is denied his/her position, INEC will not be party to it and will intervene. It will also sanction defaulting party.”
Ezeonu said the commission would use Resident Area Camp (RAC) to ensure that election materias were deployed to polling units on time.