INEC braces for credible polls in Akwa lbom

The Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Mr. Mike Igini, has said the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is repositioning for credible polls in the state. He said INEC had taken some “far-reaching decisions” aimed at re-organizing itself “for sustained conduct of free, fair and credible elections in 2019 and beyond.” Mr Igini, who spoke in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, said workers who have spent almost 30 years in the same council have been transferred.

He added that such personnel, having spent such length of time on their beats, were likely to have “entrenched interests, even becoming ‘paramount rulers’ in those councils. The REC also announced the termination of the appointment of a security staff for “serious misconduct”, while two others were issued last warning.