The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied appointing an ally of Bola Tinubu, the president-elect as its head of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) department.
In a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA on Tuesday night, INEC said the claim by a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, that the former Lagos Commissioner has been silently appointed the head of its ICT, is false.
INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus 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.”
Furthermore, INEC stated that 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.”