The Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Mike Igini, has assured that the commission is committed to conducting free and credible elections in Akwa Ibom and Nigeria.

Igini who spoke at Ibom Hall, Uyo on Wednesday said the signing of the Peace Accord was part of the commission’s preparation for credible and acceptable 2019 general elections.

Present at the occasion was the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel, Deputy Governor, Mr Moses Ekpo, Chairmen and candidates of political parties.

Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Mr Nsima Ekere and his running mate, Mr Amadu Attai did not attend the peace accord ceremony and neither were they represented.

INEC REC Igini used the occasion and cleared the air on his rumoured transfer, describing it as false.

He explained that the REC in Bayelsa State is Elder Monday Tom, an indigene of Akwa Ibom State, and cannot be transferred to his home state but can serve in any other state in the south south region of the country.

The APC in the state is yet to issue an official statement on why it would not sign the peace accord.

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