Disband INEC, Rivers Commissioner Tells FG
Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dr. Austin Tam- George has called on the federal government to as a matter of urgency disband the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under the leadership of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
Tam-George, in a statement issued shortly after the cancellation of the rerun election scheduled for July 30 said the state government and the people of the state were shocked by the collusion between INEC and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to prevent the election from taking place.
“We call on the international community to initiate and maintain diplomatic pressure on the federal government, which continues to frustrate the independence of INEC, and the evolution of democratic diversity in Nigeria”.
The Commissioner praised the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, for his courageous insistence that only free and fair elections would be acceptable to the people of Rivers State.