Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Ekiti Resident Electoral Commissioner gets death threats ahead of July 14 governorship election

By Ariwodola Idowu on 19/04/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 745

•Ekiti REC, Prof.  Abdulganiyu Raji
•Ekiti REC, Prof. Abdulganiyu Raji

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ekiti, Prof.  Abdulganiyu Raji, on Thursday alleged a threat to his life by unknown persons.

The INEC boss, who spoke at a stakeholders forum held in Ado-Ekiti ahead of the July 14 governorship election in the state, said he had been receiving strange calls from people threatening him if he fails to succumb to their bidding.

He appealed to all security agencies in the state to come to the aid of the commission by providing security for INEC officials as well as the over 10,000 corps members to be deployed for the conduct of the election.

The INEC boss also said no fewer than 23 political parties had formally notified the commission of their primaries.

Meanwhile, the police have warned political parties and aspirants participating in the election against embarking on campaigns without first seeking clearance.

Outgoing Commissioner of Police, Abdulahi Chafe, said all parties and their aspirants must also obtain clearance before embarking on any procession.

He said this was without prejudice to the need for cooperation with other agencies.

According to him, other security agencies are also to enforce the laws guiding such rallies and processions, particularly those specified in sections 94, 95 and 96 of the Electoral Act 2010 which forbid certain conduct at political rallies, procession and campaigns.

He said the police and other security agencies have a duty to arrest erring persons and bring them to justice.

The police boss also announced that he would be retiring from service on May 5, adding that a new commissioner would be deployed to the state.

He further said the command was adequately prepared for the election and would ensure security of life and property. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 19/04/2018 9:43:20 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
I will turn Anambra around if elected Governor,...

Woman hides dead mother in freezer to collect...

Governor weeps as death toll in Zamfara massacre...

Falz stuns at first Lagos concert ‘The Falz...

Kogi Guber: Before Yahaya Bello a.k.a Fair-Plus dumps...

Dangote Tomato Processing Company suspends production 3 months...

Court declares ‘State of Osun’ illegal, scolds Aregbesola...

Instagram model dies in billionaire’s yacht

120 public schools to get World Bank aid...

Security mobilisation for Ekiti is a shame —...

Dangote opens new cement plant in Senegal

MTN, Airtel warn of likely service breakdown over...

 

Latest News Oyetola denies rift with Aregbesola, commends Osun electorate Gas flaring: FG to revoke licences of oil companies 2nd tranche of N100bn Sukuk bond to be issued October China says can’t hold US trade talks with ‘knife to the throat’ Instagram co-founders quit firm PDP National Convention: Party leaders disagree over venue Labour set for nationwide strike over minimum wage Osun Election: Protesters storm INEC Office, as PDP heads to court Court orders APC to conduct fresh election within 30 days Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi Era, wins FIFA Best Player of the Year Award Security operatives swoop ‘on PDP leaders in Osogbo’ Evil son kills father to inherit millions of dollars

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (397,005 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (377,007 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (308,865 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,830 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,529 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,764 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (200,286 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,799 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,939 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,496 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,310 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (147,007 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,628) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (653) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,433) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,120) Opinion (1,111) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,741) Religion (873) Sports (1,706) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement