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Iwu should be removed —Abubakar Rimi

Posted by By Sun News Publishing on 2008/12/12 | Views: 1880 |

Iwu should be removed —Abubakar Rimi


Former Governor of the old Kano State, Alhaji Abubakar Rimi has asked the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu, to resign from office.

Former Governor of the old Kano State, Alhaji Abubakar Rimi has asked the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu, to resign from office.
Speaking, yesterday, after the Supreme Court declared that President Umar Yar’Adua was validly elected, he said that the INEC should be reorganized and Iwu removed.

The former governor said: "Well, the judgment is good, because they listened to all the sides and all the issues raised were critically examined; ach side heard fairly and adequately. The court has given its verdict. In my view, it was a good judgment… But my assessment of the whole thing, is that INEC is the culprit; it was INEC , which caused all these, because it was INEC that didn’t do its homework properly.

"I think INEC should be re-organized and most importantly, Prof Iwu must be remove from INEC. If you want free, fair and transparent election, Prof Iwu can’t conduct it. INEC has been indicted in all election cases. In all the cases in court you find that INEC had been flawed as in this case of the presidential election.

PDP, being a beneficiary of the INEC poor performance, do you think Yar’Adua could muster the courage to do away with Iwu ?
You, see INEC should be reorganized and in the process of that reorganization Iwu and some of the commissioners must be removed.

You think Yar’Adu can do that ?
Yes, he must have the courage to do that, otherwise, if there is another election anytime, we will have the same experience. Is it not the same Iwu who said the election conducted in Nigeria was better that the one conducted in America? Look at what Ghana just did. I think we should be leading the rest of Africa in the conduct of free and fair election.

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