RECs:Reject Akeju’s nomination over alleged bribery scandal,immoral acts – Right group tell Senate

Posted on Apr 18 2017 - 5:02am by admin

The higher Chamber of the nationwide assembly has been urged to reject&#100 and sixty;the affirmation of Ambassador Rufus Akeju as some of the&#one hundred sixty;twenty-seven(27)&#a hundred and sixty; nominees for the place of&#100 sixty; the Resident Electoral&#one hundred sixty;Commissioners(RECs) sent to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari&#a hundred and sixty;for affirmation nowadays,sustaining that Akeju lacks requisite
integrity ,temperament and civility to serve once more throughout the electoral&#100 sixty;umpire,together with that the choice become crucial to save lots of the impartial&#100 sixty;nationwide Electoral Commissioner(INEC) from future impeding&#one hundred sixty;embarrassment and odium.

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on the other hand,the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice(CHRSJ) has&#one hundred sixty;written the prestigious contributors of the Senate thru their&#100 sixty;President, Senator Bukola Saraki on the subject material, the situation it&#one hundred sixty;analyzed the numerous atrocities committed by way of Ambassador Akeju whereas&#one hundred sixty;serving as Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC) in Osun and Oyo States
between 2010 to 2015 respectively.

in keeping with the Petition Letter dated Monday 10th April,2017 which&#one hundred sixty;was once signed with the help of CHRSJ’s executive Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi,Alimi&#100 and sixty;Sulaiman and a replica was once once made on hand to Journalists on Monday,maintained that anybody that would operate Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC) inside the delicate company like INEC should dwell above
board now not controversial character and man of questionable character like Ambassador Akeju who was once however below investigation of business&#a hundred and sixty;and fiscal Crimes price(EFCC) for N802million electoral&#a hundred and sixty;bribery scandal.

It recommended the Senate to request from the industrial and monetary Crimes&#100 and sixty;fee(EFCC) to supply the upper Chamber of the nationwide assembly,&#one hundred sixty;the main points of its investigation on the alleged bribery allegation of&#one hundred sixty;N802million rocking the conduct of 2015 basic elections in Oyo State&#100 sixty;beneath Akeju’s watch.

The Petition Letter read therefore, “CHRSJ wants to reliably informed the&#a hundred and sixty;Distinguish Senators through your respected place of job that Ambassador&#100 sixty;Akeju however under investigation of business and financial Crimes&#a hundred and sixty;price(EFCC)&#one hundred sixty; for allegedly bought sum of N802million naira out&#one hundred sixty;of N23billion bribe disbursed to electoral officers during the former
Minister of Petroleum instruments,Mrs Deziani Alison Madueke all the way through the&#one hundred sixty;2015 well-liked elections as Oyo State Resident Electoral&#a hundred and sixty;Commissioner(REC) to compromise the device and Ambassador Akeju had&#100 sixty;again sum of over N100milion once more to the quilt of the anti-graft&#one hundred sixty;agency

“Sir, It used to be widely prompt in each and every nationwide and world medium that Ambassador Rufus Akeju as Osun State Resident Electoral&#a hundred and sixty;Commissioner(REC), earlier to 2011 basic elections, had an come throughout with a administration Newspaper Reporter the position Akeju grew to become himself to&#one hundred sixty;Mike Tyson via punching the mentioned Reporter except he landed in health middle&#100 and sixty;for searching for to get Akeju’s aspect of the story on N25million bribery&#a hundred and sixty;allegation leveled against him by means of the use of the Osun State Chapter of the&#100 sixty;convention of Nigeria Political birthday party(CNPP)  and the act that used to be once&#a hundred and sixty;extensively condemned by means of each and every native and international workforce and this singular action brought disrepute to the electoral fee at that
material time.

“it is on a regular basis on record that many court docket circumstances were instituted in opposition to&#100 and sixty;Ambassador Akeju as REC in the Federal excessive court docket docket via stakeholders over alleged political affiliation and former Aide to Senator Bola Ahmed&#100 and sixty;Tinubu where he was barred from presiding over any election in&#one hundred sixty;Nigeria”

The Petition extra learn, “we are demoralized and flabbergasted to&#100 sixty;hear that title of Akeju may still be re-forwarded for re-appointment&#100 and sixty;as REC by the use of the alternate mantra ,President Muhammadu Buhari&#one hundred sixty; and as neatly
requested for the Senate to substantiate such person upon your complete&#100 and sixty;atrocities perpetrated with the help of Akeju whereas serving within the identical capability in the prior.

“it is incumbent on us as a company that’s dedicated to the&#one hundred sixty;advertising of peace,superb governance,sanctity of reality,credible&#a hundred and sixty;elections and democratic ethos, to let the Senate of the Federal&#100 sixty;Republic of Nigeria is aware about that Ambassador Akeju is just not match and no longer&#a hundred and sixty;proper person to be re-regarded as for this type of privilege location&#a hundred and sixty;again”.

It brought that “In view of the above prognosis,CHRSJ believes that&#a hundred and sixty;reconfirmation of Ambassador Akeju as REC would no longer augur neatly for the&#a hundred and sixty;Electoral price as u . s . is getting ready to have&#one hundred sixty;free,fair,credible and most frequently best elections in 2019 and It&#a hundred and sixty;is excessive time for the Senate to save lots of the price from the attendant
challenge that may observe the re-confirmation of Akeju as REC for each other size of five can be higher to permit the sleeping canines lies”.

provide: The higher Chamber of the nationwide assembly has been urged to reject the affirmation of Ambassador Rufus Akeju as probably the most twenty-seven(27) nominees for the place of the Resident Electoral Commissioners(RECs) despatched to the Senate with the help of President Muhammadu Buhari for affirmation lately,sustaining that Akeju lacks requisite
integrity ,temperament and civility to serve over again in the electoral umpire,including that the decision become a very powerful to avoid losing the independent nationwide Electoral Commissioner(INEC) from future impeding embarrassment and odium.

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