PDP Calls for Removal of Imo REC, Sylvia Agu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to remove the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in charge of Imo, Prof. Sylvia Agu, ahead of the forthcoming November 11 polls in the state.

The PDP expressed its concern over the role of Prof. Sylvia Agu in the 2023 National and House of Assembly elections, alleging he manipulated the elections and openly assisted the APC in rigging them.

The party believes Prof. Agu’s continued role as Imo REC is incendiary and provocative, and it is seen as a challenge to the will of the people of Imo State.

INEC chairman was then urged to consider other RECs as potential replacements for Prof. Agu, in order to avoid a situation similar to the Adamawa State Governorship election, where a compromised REC was not replaced.

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The party emphasizes that the integrity of an election process is directly related to the confidence of the electorate.

In response to INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu’s announcement that INEC will fully utilize its Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and the INEC Result Viewing (IReV) portal for uploading and electronic transmission of results in the elections in Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi States, the PDP has stated that it will not accept any result that was not transmitted electronically.

The party asserts that INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, is directly accountable for his statements and that INEC is legally obligated to electronically transmit results directly from the polling units using these technologies.

They also declared their readiness for the elections and insist on electronic transmission of results in accordance with INEC’s commitment and as stipulated by the Electoral Act, 2022.