March 27, 2023

INEC Dispute Alleged Appointment of Partisan Person As Head of ICT


By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi


The Independent National Electoral Commission in a press statement, late Tuesday evening has denied appointing a former Commissioner in Lagos State, Femi Odubiyi, as its head of the Information and Communications Technology department.


Dismissing the claim in a statement late Tuesday, INEC through its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said the widely publicised report attributed to Bode George was a false claim. “Nothing can be farther from the truth,” Okoye said.


“To set the record straight, the name “Femi Odubiyi“ does not even exist within our ICT Department at the INEC headquarters in Abuja or any state office of the Commission.”


INEC said its ICT staff were career officers of the Commission, adding “none has held any political appointment in any state of the Federation.”


“The public is urged to disregard the story. The promoter should have been circumspect so as not to be seen as a purveyor of fake news.”the statement partly reads.

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