INEC Reiterates Commitment To Free, Fair Elections, After Allegations Of Infraction

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has broken its silence on its official account liking a post that labelled Labour Party’s Peter Obi an opportunist.

The independent body’s official account was seen to have liked a post from Seun Kuti (late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s son) which criticised the ambition of Peter Obi to become the nation’s next president.

However, a handful of tweeps that noticed INEC liked the post has called the body out, demanding an explanation.

INEC in its defence said via Twitter: “The attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been drawn to a post on its Twitter handle, liking a post relating to one of the 18 Presidential candidates.

“The Commission is an independent electoral body and does not have preference for any candidate or political party. The Commission assures all Nigerians of its neutrality and will conduct a general election that is free and fair to all. The allegiance of the Commission is to the people of Nigeria.

“In the meantime, the Commission is investigating the circumstances that led to the liking of the said post and will take appropriate disciplinary actions if an infraction is established.”

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