——says he will not succumb to Pressure by Blackmailers
Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor James Apam has disclosed that no fewer than 170,664 permanent voter cards are still uncollected .
Just as the Inter Political Advisory Committee IPAC along with other political parties has walked out of the Stakeholders meeting at INEC office in Lokoja on Friday .
The REC stated that he will not be succumbed to pressure by any group or persons who have been disparaging his reputation in his cause of his duty.
Professor Apam who was speaking during the Stakeholders meeting at the headquarters of Independent Electoral Commission in Lokoja on Friday ,stated he remained unshakable because he has been doing his job.
He explained that stakeholders meeting is not compulsory for those who walked out , noting that people had earlier called for removal of Professor Mahmud Yakubu as the INEC Chairman yet he conducted general election.
He disclosed that those who walked out had one time came to ask for money from the Commission , stressing that the inability to their demand resulted in blackmail .
Apam said that a total of 170,664 permanent voter card have left uncollected ,urging those that have registered to come and collect their cards ahead of November 16th ,governorship.
Earlier the IPAC along the with other political parties had walked out of the stakeholders meeting alleging that the Resident Electoral Commission REC is indifferent to various allegations and accusations.
The spokespersons of IPAC,Mr. Itodo Ibrahim told journalists that IPAC had earlier last week called for removal of the REC over his insensitivity to the various allegations aiding and abetting by INEC during last general elections .
He lamented that the REC can never change ,adding that he must go ,saying that this will allow those who has independent mind to work as REC.