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God Sent Me To Imo State, INEC’s REC Says As She Vows To Conduct Credible Election



The Imo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Sylva Agu, has stated that God sent her to the state and will protect her as she discharges her duty with honesty ahead of the state’s November 11 guber poll. 

News about Nigeria gathered that the Imo REC dispelled the rumours about her working for the APC, promising to conduct a free, fair, and credible election in the state.

According to her, there is nothing she can do about the opinions of people but promised to carry out her responsibilities with integrity and create an enabling environment for the election.

She further appealed to politicians to shun violence and not endanger the lives of those working to ensure the election is carried out without any hitches.

She maintained that, as a Resident Electoral Commissioner, she has no business in the fields and only stays at the office to monitor the activities of the election, noting that she was at a loss as to how she could be at the office and manipulate the results at the various local governments where the election is taking place.

When asked about the pressures she faces from political parties now that the Governorship Election is around the corner, she noted that she operates an open-door policy and does not meet with any politician alone but with her management team.

“What pressure are you facing from political parties now that the governorship election is around the corner, and how do you manage such pressure?

“My policy is that I operate an open-door system, meaning that if you want to see me, you will need to book an appointment, and I don’t meet with people in private. So, if you want to see me, you will need to book an appointment and meet with me alongside my management team. That is how I operate, and for those who wanted to see me, I asked them to book appointments. Some came, and some did not.”

The Imo REC disclosed that training sessions have been ongoing, both with political parties and civil societies, to help the Commission convey the message that the election in the state will be free and fair.”