Special Assistant on Public Communication to Atiku, Phrank Shaibu has called for the removal of Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Olusegun Agbaje over alleged partisanship.
According to him, Agbaje insisted on working with the Lagos State Park and Garage Management Committee, which is led by Musiliu Akinsanya, well known as MC Oluomo and thought to be a member of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council.
Phrank Shaibu made these allegations in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.
He said: “The law is clear that only a court has the power to proscribe an organisation. That was why the Federal Government had to go to court to proscribe the Indigenous People of Biafra and the Islamic Movement of Nigeria.
“What Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu did in Lagos State was to arbitrarily announce a ban on the activities of the NURTW because the organisation suspended MC Oluomo, the APC’s henchman. INEC must not promote illegality by working with a partisan organisation which is filled with APC members that are working for Bola Tinubu.
“How could such people be given sensitive materials to be distributed across Lagos on election day? This has already undermined the possibility of a free and fair election. INEC must sanction Agbaje for insisting on using MC Oluomo’s committee despite protests from members of the public.”
Shaibu furthered: “Mr Agbaje supervised the alleged fraudulent and violent Osun governorship rerun which produced Gboyega Oyetola as governor. The US Consul General, John Bray, was spot on when he stated, ‘We witnessed what appeared to bed incidents of interference and intimidation of voters and heard reports of harassment or party monitors, journalists and domestic observers.”
“We remind the INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, that this will be his last general election before the end of his tenure. We ask him to protect his legacy by removing MMrSegun Agbaje if he insists that MC Oluomo must be the one to handle sensitive INEC materials. This election must not only be fair but it must be seen to be fair as well.”
“We call on Mahmoud Yakubu to remove the Lagos REC, MMrAgbaje, as his credibility is seriously in doubt. Again, we call on INEC not to use the MC Oluomo-led partisan organisation to distribute ballot papers on election day,” he said.
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