MPN faults plan to conduct LG elections in Ondo,urges ODIEC Chairman to resign.
As Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) prepares to conduct local government elections, the Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN) has called for the resignation of the Chairman of the commission, Professor Yomi Dinakin.
Already, the council poll is slated for April 18, 2020.
The chairman of Mega Party in the state, Mr. Biyi Poroye made the call on Wednesday while speaking during stakeholders meeting with political parties organized by ODIEC
ODIEC Chairman while speaking during the stakeholders meeting said the commission is fully ready to conduct the election.
But the Mega Party Chairman, Poroye, argued that Prof. Dinakin is not competent to conduct the election, stressing that adequate preparation has not been put in place.
“You (Prof. Dinakin) don’t have the moral right to conduct the April 18 election. You are advised to resign. Not every legal thing is moral. You told us that you have written INEC to get the voters’ register. It’s the same excuse you gave in 2018. The whole of 2019 nothing happened. We are not all idiots.
“I’m very sure that as a party I have the voters’ register of Nigeria not even that of Ondo State is in my office at present. And if indeed you are prepared for this assignment, you ought to have gotten the voters’ register. You are telling us that you will be expecting the voters’ register by January ending. And if there is crisis again who is to be blamed.
“We went out there and we told our party members to corporate with this commission at inception. I was an electoral officer here. I passed through this place. And we were so sure that in 2018 that Aketi (Governor Akeredolu) will be the first governor that will conduct election within that shot time to his credit. As if we were dreaming, just like that August went by, the whole of 2019 nothing happened”, Poroye said.