National Chairman of the Labour Party, Chief Dan Nwanyawu, has called on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, to redeploy the INEC National Commissioner in the state, Prof. Lai Olurode.
Nwanyawu said this in Akure, Ondo State on Tuesday while addressing a rally to round off the LP’s campaign ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
Governor Olusegun Mimiko LP’s candidate for the poll.
Nwanyanwu, who said his party was not comfortable with Olurode in charge of the election, said the electoral body must do everything to ensure that the poll was not rigged.
He said all parties must be given a level playing ground for a popular candidate to win the poll.
Nwanyawu said, “We will not go to the tribunal again. The result of this election will be declared on the field.
“Olurode should be changed. We are telling Jega. If it is the ACN who complained, they would have changed him.
“Jega and the security agencies should ask what happened in 1983. They should not allow that to happen again. Jega must ensure a free and credible election on Saturday. Jega must ensure a credible poll. We will resist any attempt to change the result.”
He told party supporters not to wear the LP’s vest, arm bands or any item with the party’s logo on Saturday, alleging that the opposition had prepared to use the vests and other items to implicate the party.
Also at the rally, the National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr. Abdulwaheed Omar, canvassed votes for the Mimiko, describing him as “labour friendly”.
Omar said the governor had performed very well in the state, saying he had started an unparalleled transformation in the state.
He said, “I am here to remind you of certain obligations you must fulfill. This man, Mimiko, is a man of principle. If given a second chance he would lead the state aright again. If you go round the state you will see the amount of work he has done.”