A civil right activist lawyer and labour party chieftain, Barr. Kayode Ajulo has queried the rationale behind the plans of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to create 30,000 additional polling units ahead of the 2015 general election.
Speaking with Journalists in Akure, the Ondo state capital on Tuesday, Ajulo said the plan has clearly indicated that the Prof. Jega led INEC is calling for a division of the country.
He revealed that apart from the plans been a grand conspiracy to divide the country, it was aimed to give the Northern areas a clear advantage over the Southern part of the country.
Barr. Ajulo, who is also the Board Chairman of the Ondo State Radio-Vision Corporation, OSRC, maintained that Prof. Attahiru Jega, the INEC chair had already lost his credibility and called for his immediate sack.
“This is unacceptable and arrant nonsense. It is grand conspiracy to divide the country and turned the South against the North ahead of the 2015 general election of the country.
“Asking him to resign from his position is more of complementary but he should be fired with immediate effect before he creates more trouble for the system and the country”.
While recalling the allocation of more polling units to the North-West region and Abuja, which surpassed that of South-East region, Ajulo averred that the proposed additional polling units was clever design to give undue political advantage to the North against the South.
“These are voodoo units because am yet to see any respect displayed by INEC because this is a clear insult to the cooperate existence of Nigeria as a country”, he said.
“He had lost his confidence, trust and respect of Nigerians for showing tendencies for ethnic bigotry and partisan to the political geographic system of the country”.
Recently at a Press Conference, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof.Attahiru Jega disclosed that the additional polling units is being created to address the issue of crowd clusters under the present structure and added that its still a framework under study.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Commission has not yet created the additional Polling Units.
“It has simply approved the framework and guidelines to facilitate the creation of these additional Polling Units by the Resident Electoral Commissioners and the State Offices of INEC”, jega said.