ASUU Strike: INEC Is Trying To Blackmail FG – SSANU

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The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) faults INEC for saying the strike by university lecturers could jeopardise the 2019 elections - Spokesperson of SSANU, Abdussobur Salaam, says such unguarded statement by INEC had a tendency to erode the confidence of Nigerians in the 2019 elections - Salaam notes that the ongoing national strike by ASUU had nothing to do with the 2019 elections.


ASUU Strike: INEC Is Trying To Blackmail FG – SSANU
ASUU strike
The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has demanded for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to retract a statement claiming that the strike by university lecturers could jeopardise the 2019 elections. 

The spokesperson of SSANU, Abdussobur Salaam, told Premium Times on Friday morning, December 21, that the statement by INEC was highly unfortunate and unbecoming of the national electoral umpire.

The academic body said such unguarded statement by INEC had a tendency to erode the confidence of Nigerians in the 2019 elections and is a threat to democracy in itself. The spokesperson said the ongoing national strike by ASUU had nothing to do with the 2019 elections. Salaam stated that though many lecturers were picked by INEC as adhoc staff, but their participation as adhoc staff of INEC should never been seen as a union activity.

“To thus tie the conduct and success of the 2019 elections to the ASUU strike is indeed unfortunate and smacks of mischief on the part of INEC,” he said. Meanwhile, INEC has urged the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to monitor finances of political parties. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that INEC also called on ICPC to do so for the cases of vote buying and other related vices. Legit.ng gathers that Mutiu Agboke, the resident electoral commissioner in Oyo state, gave the advice on Thursday, December 20, when he and his management team paid courtesy visit to the ICPC commissioner in Oyo state, Stephen Pimo.

Source: Naij.com

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