Group Cautions INEC, Security Agencies On Rigging Polycarp Nwaeke
As the 2019 general election draws near, a political group known as Coalition of Political Parties (CPP) for Governor Wike/Obuah Leadership styles has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Police and other security agencies to take steps to avert attempts or effort to rig the elections on behalf of any political party.
CPP in a statement by its Chairman, Kukang Joseph at a press briefing in Port Harcourt, said the advice had become necessary considering what it called the body language of leaders of these vital agencies of government, particularly the immediate past IGP, Ibrahim Idris which tended to portray them as leaning towards a particular political party.
While applauding President Buhari for listening to the voices of reason by not extending Idris’ tenure, the CPP advised the acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu to exhibit professionalism in discharging his duty.
CPP also criticized the Federal Government for its plot to arraign Justice Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), saying the plan was capable of causing anarchy in the country.
It advised the federal government to allow due process to take its course on the Onnoghen’s case.
The political group also called for the restoration of the Neighbourhood Watch Security outfit initiated by the Wike-led government to help curb insecurity in Rivers State, stressing that its ban by the Federal Government was inimical to the collective and supportive efforts required by the Police to deal with the threat of crime in the State.