May 4, 2016

Anambra central poll: APGA chieftain vows to sue INEC

Anambra central poll: APGA chieftain vows to sue INEC

Victor Umeh

By Enyim Enyim

ONITSHA—The leader of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA National Stakeholders Forum, Chief Sylvester Nwobu-Alor yesterday threatened to institute a legal action against the Independent National Electoral Commission for its continued delay in the conduct of the Anambra senatorial zone election.

Speaking exclusively to the Vanguard, Alor said the constituent had suffered a great loss following undue delay of the conduct of the poll by the electoral body.

“I have consulted my lawyer to file a suit against INEC in that respect and I am suing INEC as a constituent and should the case favour me and the court fails to implement it, the court would be held responsible. I am going to court to compel INEC to do their job by fixing a date for the election without further delay.

“I am dragging to court because we in the Anambra central senatorial zone are being denied the right of representation at the National Assembly.

”INEC does not have a right to decide who is a candidate of a political party. What INEC did in other states is quite different from what it is doing in Anambra State.

“The constituency has lost a lot because whatever interest that would have favoured us has been lost. I do not see why INEC should be wasting time in doing their job. The problem is actually the fault of INEC,” he said.