Rivers Gov Nyesom Wike Charges New INEC Resident To Be Unbiased
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged the new INEC resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mr Obo Effanga to be unbiased in the discharged of his duty.
Governor Wike who stated this when the Electoral Commission in Rivers State paid him a courtesy visit in Port Harcourt, charged him to be firm and be thorough following his background as a lawyer and a member of the civil society organisation.
The Governor also charged the new REC not to allow himself to be induced by politicians and change the narrative of electoral crisis in Rivers State.
Governor Wike says the state government will give all the necessary assistance to the commission and upgrade facilities at rural areas where INEC will like use as rack centres during the election.
Earlier, the new INEC REC, Mr Obo Effanga said the purpose of the visit was to familiarize with the government as he assumed office last month.
Mr Effanga urged eligible voters to register and as well collect their permanent voter’s cards as the commission prepares towards 2019 general election.
The INEC REC added that government and politicians are critical stakeholders in ensuring a credible election in 2019.