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Nigeria election: INEC, Yakubu working for APC – Atiku



The presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has lambasted the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) for awarding contracts to corporations linked to All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates.

INEC Nationwide Commissioner Festus Okoye confirmed Binani Printing Press Restricted was awarded a contract however stated the fee by no means knew one of many administrators was APC governorship candidate in Adamawa, Aishatu Binani.

Okoye stated the contract was to encourage Nigerian corporations and {that a} preliminary search on the Company Affairs Fee (CAC) didn’t present the title of Binani, a Senator.

A press release on Friday by Atiku’s Particular Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu stated INEC’s excuse was watery, unconvincing, and advised INEC was working for the APC.


Shaibu stated regardless of an allocation of over N300billon in addition to monetary help from the European Union, america and the UK, the fee “run the fee with out scruples’ ‘.

“INEC can not even idiot a main college pupil. A search on CAC’s portal by youths on Twitter revealed Senator Binani owns the agency that was given a contract to print delicate INEC materials.

“The corporate with RC 310024, which was registered on March 13, 1997 has Senator Aishatu Ahmed listed as primary.

“Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has no plan of leaving a legacy of free and truthful elections. With barely a 12 months left on his tenure, his efficiency as INEC chairman will grow to be a by-word for failure.”

Shaibu lamented that the electoral umpire obtained the best monetary allocation ever however “nonetheless can not run the company successfully and ship a reputable election.”


He stated it was not be the primary time INEC awarded delicate contracts to APC chieftains, recalling how the printing of Everlasting Voters’ Playing cards (PVCs) forward of 2019 elections was awarded to Mohammed Sani Musa.

Musa, Managing Director of Act Applied sciences Restricted which obtained the job, was the APC candidate for Niger East senatorial district. He received the election.

Shaibu stated Musa was arrested by the Division of State Companies (DSS) earlier than the 2015 elections following allegations by the spokesman for the Goodluck Jonathan Marketing campaign Organisation.

Atiku’s aide added that regardless of complaints from events, INEC insisted on utilizing the transport companies of Musiliu Akinsanya, a.ok.a. MC Oluomo to move poll papers throughout Lagos on election day.


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