A massive protest has taken place at the offices of Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) In Abuja calling for the removal of Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner Gesila Khan. The protesters stormed INEC headquarters early today asking that Ms. Khan be removed from conducting Saturday's governorship elections because she is already compromised.[slideshow]38877[/slideshow]
Hundreds of protesters mostly the supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Coalition of Nigerian Political Parties Rivers State chapter early this morning besieged the headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja to demand for the removal of the controversial Resident Electoral in their state.
Protesters claimed the state REC Gesila Khan is partial and biased in the conduct of the last week Presidential Election in the state.
The protesters who carried placards with the following inscriptions; remove Rivers REC now, No more rigging in Rivers State, Gesila is corrupt, Jega save us, 13 Political parties demand REC removal, INEC ad-hoc staff thumbprint for PDP in Rivers, We will not allow Gesila to conduct Governorship election.
The Coalition of Political Parties also described the Resident Electoral Officer as an embarrassment to the Commission, who allowed electoral officers to thumb print for a political party under her watch. " She gave the result sheet to PDP Leaders in the State to write the result".
They called on the INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega to redeploy the Commissioner in the interest of democracy, just as he maintained that the people of Rivers State would resist any attempt to repeat the massive fraud that was orchestrated during last Saturday's presidential election.