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Emmanuel Fikayo

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The Oyo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Barrister Mutiu Agboke, has revealed that over 200 staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC have been sacked for various electoral offences in the state.
The REC, who admitted that there were problems during the last general elections in the state, declared that majority of them were orchestrated by politicians.

Agboke spoke on Tuesday at the symposium put together by the Lanre Oladoyinbo-led executives of the University of Ibadan, Senior Staff Club entitled: ‘2019 elections: A post Mortem’
According to him, “No fewer than 200 staff of the commission were dismissed for various electoral offences.

“INEC performed well in the conduct of the 2019 election.
We are ready to defend the results of last 2019 elections conducted in Oyo state in court.”
The REC noted that at the moment, there were 32 election petitions comprising one petition for governorship, four for senatorial election, 12 House of Representatives and 15 house of assembly petitions.

Agboke, who claimed a few of the political actors approached him with ‘big money’ however noted that only a foolish INEC staff will be hobnobbing, visiting and running after politicians.

In his contribution, Professor of Political science, Bayo Okunade reiterated the need to unbundle INEC and relieve it of the many roles it is playing to enhance its performance in line with the Uwais report.

Professor Okunade maintained that there was nothing wrong with the infractions which occurred during the polls, saying these were not features of political contestations.

The Registrar/Chief Executive, Teachers Registration Council, Segun Ajiboye also noted that progress had been made in Nigeria’s conduct of elections and called for the review of the participation of University staff as ad-hoc staff in future elections.

“Between 2015 and last week, over two hundred of them (INEC staff) were on interdiction.
They were not alive, they were not dead.
Just last week, they were recalled because their issues were revisited.

“There are some that are still in court and over two hundred plus of them were dismissed.
People did not see that majority of the problems INEC faced were orchestrated by political parties.

Source:-jamyco news. Com
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