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Why INEC sacked REC in Bayelsa

The Independent National Electoral Commission has sacked its Resident Electoral Commissioner in Cross River State after he announced he would run for governor in Bayelsa State.

Frankland Briyai had earlier announced his resignation on Thursday to be able to contest the November 16 poll.

He said he will run on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

But the electoral body said he had been “relieved of his duties” for using INEC’s premises to make a political announcement.

This was made known in a statement on Friday by Festus Okoye, INEC’s chairman for Information and Voter Education Committee.

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