The Sylva-Igiri Campaign Organization of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that all election monitors for the State are appropriately accredited, per their own rules.
This announcement comes on the heels of an alleged public endorsement for PDP candidate Governor Seriake Dickson by more than 400 Non-Governmental Organizations in the State.
A statement signed by the Director for Media and Publicity of Sylva-Igiri Campaign Organization, Nathan Egba, urged INEC to be weary of NGOs that have publicly supported a particular candidate in the election.
The statement by Mr. Egba claimed that the APC obtained a comprehensive list of NGOs in the State and advised INEC to exclude NGOs supporting candidates as election monitors or observers.
He continued, “while our campaign organization is irrevocably committed to ensuring peaceful and credible poll, the electoral body must also purge some of its staff and personnel who are believed to be showing sympathy to the ruling party in the state.”
He also stated that, “we have been inundated with calls and reports about a particular senior member of the commission in the state headquarters who is a PDP agent because of the role he played in the last Presidential, National Assembly and State House of Assembly elections working closely with appointees of Governor Dickson.”