Rivers state government has called for dissolution of the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC under the leadership of Professor Mahmood Yakubu.
Commissioner for Information and Communications, Dr Austin Tam-George in a statement Tuesday said the national assembly and the federal government should work towards disbandment of the electoral body.
He accused the commission of allegedly conniving with the leadership of the All Progressive Congress, APC to postpone the rerun elections slated for Saturday indefinitely.
The government further enjoined the international community to assist in mounting what it termed diplomatic pressure on the federal government to give Nigerians a credible electoral body.
His words, “The government of Rivers State and people of Rivers State are shocked by the bare-faced collusion between INEC and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to subvert democracy in the state”.
“It is completely unacceptable that Rivers State would continue to be denied full representation in the National Assembly due to the incompetence and malpractices orchestrated by INEC”.
“We call on the presidency and the National Assembly to act urgently in the national interest to disband INEC as presently constituted, for its incompetence and open partisanship.”
“We call on the international community to initiate and maintain diplomatic pressure on the federal government, which continues to frustrate the independence of INEC and the evolution of democratic diversity in Nigeria”.
“The people of Rivers state will continue to resist and defeat the medieval authoritarianism of the APC”