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You can’t buy my conscience, Igini tells APC

You can’t buy my conscience, Igini tells APC

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has received a petition from the All Progressives Congress APC in the South South requesting the immediate expulsion of Mike Igini, the party’s resident electoral commissioner for Akwa Ibom state.

Dr. Blessing Agbomhere, the APC Zonal Organizing Secretary for the South-South, signed the appeal, which was delivered to the INEC Chairman’s office on July 3.

On his part, Barr. Igini outlined his record of public service, particularly at INEC, and said it is unfortunate that PDP members who once accused him of working for the opposition are now in the APC and accuse him of doing the same.

Mr. Igini was accused of “incessant act of bias, unfairness, sabotage and malevolence meted out on the All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom state” in a letter submitted to the commission’s chairman.

Agbomhere claims that Mr. Mike Igini, despite being a member of INEC, which serves as an independent, uncorruptible, and impartial umpire in all electoral processes, has over the years actively undermined and worked against the All Progressives Congress in the State. This has happened both before and after his deployment.

A violation of the Electoral Act of 2022’s Section 26 provision is not without repercussions, according to Agbomhere, and such consequences are appropriately covered by Section 120 of the Act.

No one can dispute that Mr. Mike Igini, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for Akwa Ibom State, has been compromised, shown partisanship, and regrettably, abused his office as an INEC official based on the facts we have just made available to you, Mr. Chairman. As a result, we ask the following of you:

“Mr. Mike Igini is not qualified to continue serving as the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner of the State,” the statement continued. This is so that a free and fair process can lead to a free and fair election. Since Mr. Igini has compromised, he is unable to oversee or conduct any elections in the state.

“That, within 48 hours of receiving this petition, Mr. Mike Igini be fired and dismissed.

That Section 26 of the Electoral Act of 2022 be broken, and Mr. Mike Igini be reported to the proper authorities for prosecution.

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