FROM CHARITY UWAKWE, Abia .
Chief Sam Eke, PhD, 2019 Presidential Candidate under the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) has insisted on the independence of the electoral body from all forms of government’s interferences,saying only that could ensure corruption- free elections in the Nigeria nation.
Chief Sam Eke, who is also Pioneer National Publicity Secretary, Former Secretary General and Director-General of Inter -Party Advisory Council of Nigeria.( IPAC) gave this revelation, in his country home, weekend, following the obnoxious manner in which the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC had executed her duties in the various elections, saying, INEC, as its name goes should not act on the leave of any external body, irrespective of whoever.
The renowned son of Ikwuano local government area of Abia state insists that the activities of the INEC ought not to be on the detects of superior force as that could deteriorate the electoral condition of the country, reiterating that the electoral body should rather be made self-esteem reliant in its entirety.
His words: “We need an INEC that is independent its entirety. When we say independent, we mean they pay themselves salaries, government would not have any interaction, interference, whatsoever in the appointment of the INEC. That’s when we will know we have come out of this mess we call election. The way INEC is currently operating, if we continue that way, we’ll keep on having problems”, he said, as he maintained that Nigerians’ votes could count only when INEC becomes independent on government’s interferences.
Chief Sam Eke who bemoaned the outcome of the various elections especially presidential election, without fear or favour called for the disollutiion, as well as reconstitution of the electoral body, regretting that an INEC chosen by the federal government could by no manner of means disregard the biddings of he master rather would in spite of all odds, act in the latter’s favour.
“I’m calling for the total dissolution of INEC and reconstitution of INEC
An INEC that was appointed by the Presidency cannot perform differently from what we experienced at the presidential election”.
In the presidential election, that involved the house of rep, Senate and what we have witnessed in the governorship and House of Assembly elections, I consider it the highest level of monumental fraud, sham, that mustn’t repeat itself”, he thundered, as he called for the re-definition of the project, Nigeria.
He decried the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, the re-elected president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, while describing him as an extremist who scarcely could put up with the religion of other ethnic groups of the country, lamenting, “evidents have shown that when you have a president that has no passion for leadership and at the same time does not tolerate other people’s religion and tribal lineage, there’s bound to be problems. Nigeria is a country with multicultural dimensions and social inclinations, you don’t need an extremist to be a president.