The Independent National Electoral Commission has stopped its officers, who are currently undergoing investigations for alleged corrupt practices, from taking part in the conduct of the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states. The commission said the action was taken in order to give credibility to the two elections. Governorship elections are to hold in Edo and Ondo states on September 10 and November 26 respectively.
The commission also said if the affected officers were not cleared even after the two elections must have been held, they would continue to be left out of other electoral assignments. INEC’s Deputy Director, Publicity and Voter Education, Mr. Nick Dazang, stated this in an interview with our correspondent in Abuja on Sunday.
The PUNCH had asked Dazang if the over 100 officers, being investigated for alleged bribery by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in connection with bribery allegations during the last general elections, would be deployed for the two elections. Read more