Iwu is a failure, sack him now -AC
Following several poor elections conducted in the country by the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC), the Action Congress (AC) has called for the immediate
sack of the commission's national chairman Pro. Maurice Iwu.
The Party which hinged the success of any electoral reforms by the Acting President
Jonathan Goodluck on the removal of Iwu described the chairman's tenure as the worst in
According to a statement issued in Lagos by AC, no single Nigerian has been able to hurt
the image of the country more the Prof. Iwu following unbelievable rigging that marked the
2007 elections at all levels in the country.
The party noted that sacking Iwu will ensure sanctity in the electoral system ahead of
2011 elections adding that the INEC boss is famous for wasting money on frivolous
things in the conduct of elections.
Many believe that 2007 elections were the worst in the country. The international
elections observers were unanimous in condemning the massive riggings that pervaded
the elections. Ballot stuffing, inflated figures, thuggery, insufficient as well as late arrival of
electoral materials, logistics problems, god 'fatherism', all these irregularities made
nonsense of the 2007 elections.
To buttress this point on INEC failure, the country witnessed unprecedented number of
elections that were over turned by electoral tribunals.
Meanwhile, the Acting President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has promised that next year
elections will be credible. He said this in a statement issued after meeting with immediate
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