– Scores Imo ADP high
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) and management of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Imo state, have embarked on assessment and audit tours of all the political parties in the state.
The objective, according to the commissioner is to update the commission with the physical structures, facilities and personnel in the set-up of the political parties hoping to participate in the general elections of 2019. The tours have so far taken INEC officials to the state offices of Alliance for Democracy (AD), Action Alliance (AA) Accord Party (AP) and Action Democratic Party (ADP).
Unfortunately, except for the Action Democratic Party (ADP) which has its own sprawling party house and state headquarters, somewhere in Ikenegbu, Owerri none of the aforementioned parties had anything on ground as office or even personnel to guarantee or show for and its existence and or readiness to effectively participate in the 2019 general election.
Speaking exclusively to our reporter, during the exercise an official of INEC who pleaded anonymity regretted that after committing funds and sending out a team comprising management and staff of the commission to visit the addresses supplied to the agency as state headquarters of some political parties, not even a single individual was met on arrival to receive the delegation. He however singled out the Action Democratic Party (ADP) as one of the political parties in Imo State whose Executive Committee members were present to receive the INEC delegation and made available to them minutes of general, emergency and executive committee meetings held so far with the attendance properly recorded and documented.
He commended in state chairman and organizing secretary for making available all necessary documents including a copy of the party registration certificate and lists of State, LGA and Wards executive committee members and charged them to keep it up.