Labour Party Demands Replacement Of Imo Rec And Credible Governorship Election

Labour Party Demands Replacement of Imo REC and Credible Governorship Election

In anticipation of the upcoming Imo State governorship election in November, supporters of the Labour Party staged a peaceful protest, demanding a credible, accessible, and fair election. They also called for replacing the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC).

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The protesters, bearing banners and placards, voiced their concerns at the entrance of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) state office. Callistus Ihejiagwa, the state LP Chairman, expressed the party’s desire for INEC to ensure vote accuracy using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machine.

The party also raised allegations of compromise against the current REC, prompting their demand for his replacement. Emmanuel Opara, INEC’s Head of the Voter Education and Publicity Department, responded by assuring the protesters of the commission’s commitment to impartiality and maintaining high standards during the election.


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The Labour Party’s call for a credible election in Imo State underscores the importance of trust in the electoral process. The integrity of elections is foundational to a functioning democracy, and any allegations or perceptions of compromise can erode public confidence.

While the demands of the Labour Party are specific to the upcoming governorship election, they reflect broader concerns about electoral transparency and fairness in Nigeria.

The introduction and use of technological solutions, such as the BVAS machine, can enhance the credibility of elections. However, technology alone is not a panacea. The human element, including the roles of electoral officials and commissioners, is equally crucial.

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Allegations of compromise, as raised against the REC, need a thorough investigation to ensure that the electoral process remains untainted.

As demonstrated by the Labour Party supporters, peaceful protests and engagements with electoral bodies are vital democratic tools. They allow citizens to voice their concerns and hold institutions accountable. As the Imo State governorship election approaches, all stakeholders must work collaboratively to ensure a free, fair, and credible election.

Did You Know?

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  • The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was established in 1998 to oversee elections in Nigeria.
  • The Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) is a technological solution introduced to enhance the accuracy and credibility of voter accreditation during elections.
  • Imo State, located in the southeastern part of Nigeria, has a rich cultural heritage and is known for its vibrant political landscape.


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