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Barely 72 days to the governorship elections in Imo, Bayelsa, and Kogi states, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seems to be uncomfortable when it comes to the contest in Imo State.
The Eastern Updates reports that this unease arises from their concerns about the current Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof Sylvia Agu.
Debo Ologunagba who is the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, on Tuesday, alleged that Agu has shown sympathy towards the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
The party questioned Agu’s impartiality and expressed doubts about her ability to ensure a fair and unbiased electoral process in the state.
The PDP, however, said it remained optimistic about its chances of victory in Kogi and Bayelsa states, urging security agencies and electoral officers to uphold firmness and impartiality in the conduct of the elections.
Last Sunday, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, redeployed Mohammed Barde as the Commissioner of Police in Imo State for “neutrality sake” following demands by the Organised Labour that Barde was complicit in the attack on the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero.
In another report, against the backdrop of the judgment of a Federal High Court which had dismissed all the allegations of certificate forgery against the Enugu Governor, Peter Mbah,, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded an open and unreserved apology from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
The PDP came out to accuse the NYSC of dabbling into the politics of Enugu and rendering itself a willing tool in the hands of the opposition in the state.
A statement by the Chairman of Enugu State chapter of the party, Augustine Nnamani which was sent to The Eastern Updates, said the NYSC must render the open and unreserved apology, ‘for conspiracy, deceit, and wilful misrepresentation of facts to destroy Governor Mbah and dislodge the PDP from Enugu State by hook or crook.’
The Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Inyang Ekwo had in its judgment, cleared Mbah of certificate forgery and awarded N5 million damages in his favour.