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- Published on Thursday, 04 November 2010 07:31
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The pressure, this time, coming from the organized labour, which was insisting on the removal of the Abeokuta, Ogun State born commissioner was consequent upon a protest letter forwarded to the Presidency by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) calling for Mrs. Adebayo’s removal as REC.
Also, the labour had even commenced mobilization towards campaign rallies for her removal as agreed to at the meeting of the highest organ of the congress.
There had been calls from various groups and bodies on the need to disallow Mrs. Adebayo from conducting the 2011 elections in Ondo State, her new duty post, following the indictment of INEC under her in Ekiti State gubernatorial electoral malpractices.
Both NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had, in the wake of the nullification of the election of former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor Segun Oni of Ekiti State by the election petition appeal tribunal, joined the growing calls not only for the removal of the REC but also her prosecution.
The NLC had at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting last week decried the role played by Mrs Adebayo as the then resident electoral commissioner in Ekiti State, who supervised the state’s gubernatorial election re-run, which was marred by sharp practices and affirmed by the appeal tribunal and insisted that she had to be removed
To give vent to its position, the congress, Daily Sun learnt, had forwarded its resolution to President Goodluck Jonathan through the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Yayale Ahmed, for action before labour takes to the streets, just as it had done in the case of the former INEC chairman, Prof. Maurice Iwu.