Crisis Rocks INEC's Stakeholders Meeting In Imo As REC Ordered Journalists Out Of Venue


Crisis has rocked the stakeholders meeting organized by the Independent National Electoral Commission for this weekend's scheduled governorship election in Imo state.

The crisis started immediately after INEC's National Commissioner representing South East, Kenneth Ukeagu, who is representing the National Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, ordered journalists to shut their cameras and gadgets after he had declared the interactive session opened.

Members of the opposition political parties led by the running mates of the Labour Party governorship candidate, Tony Nwulu and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, Jones Onyereri, opposed the directives.

They said that the call by INEC's Chairman was a confirmation that the All Progressives Congress had made arrangements with the electoral umpire to rig the election.

Nwulu specifically said that there was no way the media would be shut out of the stakeholders' meeting.

He asked Ukeagu if the meeting was "a secret cult" and said that it was a plan by INEC to rig the election in favour of the APC.

The PDP governorship candidate's running mate, Onyereri supported Nwulu and displayed copies of documents he described as fake results sheets posted on the INEC's portal during the House of Assembly election in the state.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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