Army Rejects Indicting Report On Rivers State Polls
The Nigerian army stated that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is unfair with the report of its findings on the governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers state.
In a statement on Monday, a deputy director of public relations, Aminu Iliyasu, with army’s 6 division, said none of the army’s side of the story was made public in INEC’s findings.
He said, “Headquarters 6 Division Nigerian Army (NA) have observed with dismay and sense of betrayal in the statement made by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) signed by its National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee Festus Okoye Esq on 15 March 2019.
“The statement according to INEC was the findings of its Fact-Finding Committee that assessed the situation in Rivers State.
“It is however pertinent to note that, representatives of the 6 Division met with the Fact-Finding Committee on Tuesday 12 March 2019 at the INEC Headquarters in Port Harcourt and had honest discussions and made a written submission to aid the Committee in its task.
“Regrettably, none of the Division’s input form any of the findings of INEC as made public.
“This clearly indicates lack of trust by an institution that the NA sacrifices so much to assist in the course of performing their role.”