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Aggrieved Akwa Ibom Youths blockade INEC office, request REC’s evacuation

North of 1,000 young people under the aegis of the Coalition of Political Parties in Akwa Ibom State, on Wednesday, blockaded the Secretariat of the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state, requesting the prompt expulsion of the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini.

The dissenters recited the “Igini Must Go” trademark over and over and showed bulletins of different engravings, for example, “Igini is one-sided”, “A majority rules system isn’t available to be purchased”, “INEC should act now”, “Akwa Ibom REC is compromised.”

Others include: “Igini, don’t kill Akwa Ibom ideological groups”, “Igini is sectarian”, “Igini is a factional Chairman of a party”, among a few others.

Talking while at the same time tending to the dissenters, the head of the gathering, Mr. Ubok-Obong Umoh, said the “individual quarrel” of Igini against the fundamental resistance in the state ought to be examined.

“This dissent is done by every one of the young people in resistance ideological groups in Akwa Ibom State and the APC allies are here since it is the fundamental resistance in the state. We are fighting clear partisanship showed by an alleged umpire, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Barr. Mike Igini.

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Among 2019 and presently, Igini has shown that he has no confidence in Nigerian majority rules system and thus, he is currently playing the content of the Akwa Ibom State Government,” Umoh said.

He blamed Igini for following up on the guidelines of the PDP government in the state, adding that nothing the APC or some other resistance did that was satisfactory to him.

He added that Igini ought to be examined over the remarks he made during a meeting on one of the public TV channels that “the APC in the state won’t have any possibility for the 2023 decisions.

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“His assertion is unsatisfactory, to individuals from the APC, yet in addition to the over-simplification of the harmony adoring individuals of Akwa Ibom State.
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“Resistance is intended for balanced governance in government so if Barr. Mike Igini who expected to be an umpire feels that there ought to be no resistance in Akwa Ibom State, he ought to pack his assets and leave,” he added.

Additionally, the state APC Youth Leader, Dr. Awak Clement, said Igini “(He) isn’t the main REC that Nigeria has,” yet questioned why he ought to single himself out to battle the APC in the state.

He asserted that Igini has straightforwardly pronounced battle against the APC even before the primaries, adding that for harmony to reign in the express, the REC ought to either leave or be altogether sacked.

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He further querried why Igini ought to expect himself as the Supreme Court to dismiss the judgment conveyed by the Federal High Court

Forebearing engaged the INEC central command to make a quick move regarding this situation so the serene dissent doesn’t transform into a lamentable one.

Answering, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Mike Igini, credited the emergency prompting the dissent to the APC.

Igini blamed the party for falsification, saying the APC in the state manufactured letters that prompted the swearing in of Stephen Ntukekpo as the Chairman of the party against a court judgment.

He demanded that INEC perceives Austin Ekanem as the valid state Chairman of the party, not Stephen Ntukekpo.

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