Speaking via a statement on Monday, the PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba insisted that Agu must be removed for allegedly planning to manipulate the November 11, 2023 governorship elections in Imo state in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The party urged Yakubu to follow in the footsteps of the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, who redeployed the Commissioners of Police in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states, in response to public outcry.
They insisted that Yakubu must forestall an impending crisis in the Imo State election by heeding the insistent outcry, petitions and protests by the people of Imo State, political parties, Civil Society Organizations as well as the Ohaneze Youth Council.
The party argued that the redeployment of Agu out of Imo State is the only way to restore confidence in the electoral process, guarantee a credible election and avert crisis in the state.
The statement read in part, “The people of Imo State cannot accept any electoral process with Prof. Agu as REC, given her reported role in the brazen manipulation of the 2023 National and House of Assembly elections in Imo State in favour of the APC, which is still in the public domain.
“This is especially so as there are very disturbing allegations in the public space of clandestine meetings between Prof. Agu and certain APC agents said to have been facilitated by her close relative, who is an APC national officer, ahead of the November 11, 2023 governorship election in Imo state,
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“Agu has lost the rectitude as Resident Electoral Commissioner and should not be part of the conduct of the November 11, 2023 governorship election. Her continuing stay in office as Imo REC is vexatious and a recipe for crisis.”
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