Commission(INEC) has said none of its officials, who are undergoing
investigations for alleged bribery, will be assigned any electoral duty.
on the list sent to it the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,
would be barred from electoral duty until they cleared themselves of the
bribery allegations against them.
Though none of those under investigation
had been suspended INEC or indicted the EFCC, the electoral
umpire stated on Monday that it would be morally wrong to continue to
assign electoral duties to the suspects
letter to INEC and demanded the release of over 100 officers for
interrogation for alleged bribery during the 2015 general elections.
Mahmood Yakubu, had earlier confirmed the number of the suspects, saying
at the end of the investigations, those found guilty would be fired by
disbursed a bank from the N23bn deposited in the bank the former
Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Chairman of INEC, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, who spoke with our correspondent
in Abuja on Monday, said none of those under investigation would be used
in the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State.
to them that none of those whose names appeared on the list sent the
EFCC would be involved in any electoral duty.
indicted and they remain innocent until proved guilty, we have to
safeguard the integrity of the commission as well.
them concerning electoral duties. There are other jobs they could do at
the commission, but not electoral duty.”
Gesila Khan, and other top INEC officials in the South-South
geopolitical zone were alleged to have received N675.1m from the poll
that Khan, who was later redeployed as the REC in Cross River State,
allegedly received N185.8m ahead of the March 28 and April 11, 2015
Obi Brown, who, as the INEC administrative secretary in Delta State,
allegedly received over N111m.
Edem Effanga, who is a retired INEC official. Effanga was arrested
alongside his alleged accomplice, Immaculata Asuquo, who was the Head,
Voter Education of INEC in Akwa Ibom State.