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INEC issues warning to Cross River REC over governorship ambition



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the procedure where the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River, Mr. Frankland Briyai, surrendered to join divided legislative issues, is unsatisfactory.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, talked at the end of the week, during the opening of a National Strategy Meeting on Capturing Disaggregated Data of Persons with Disabilities.

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He said that even though Briyai reserved the option to join an ideological group and to challenge the decision, how he made open his aim to join divided legislative issues did not conform to fair treatment.

“What happened was that our REC in Cross River did not advance any letter to any of the naming experts.

“He didn’t have any correspondence with the overseeing National Commissioner, the Chairman of the Commission, yet composed a send-off gathering for himself on Aug. 8.

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“He reported that he had joined factional governmental issues and declared that he had officially gone along with one of the enrolled ideological groups.

“We consider this unsatisfactory; we have a set of standard rules that ties each national chief and REC. We can’t be factional and simultaneously be umpires,” he said.

Okoye additionally said that in opposition to reports that INEC had evacuated him, the commission just pulled back the forces gave on him.

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The national magistrate stated: “in all actuality, the commission cannot sack or expel any REC because it isn’t the selecting specialist.”

He said that all INEC RECs were selected by the President, subject to affirmation by Senate and must be evacuated in a similar procedure.

“Since Britain has traded off his autonomy, we have evacuated every one of the forces given to him by the commission. “Every one of those forces currently lives with the Administrative Secretary in the state,” he included.