INEC Welcomes Police Probe Report


Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would implement the outcome of the police report on electoral malpractice involving it’s staff by ensuring that all those found culpable are made to face sanctions.
The spokesman of the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, who spoke to THISDAY yesterday while reacting to the display of huge sums money allegedly recovered from INEC officials, said the commission welcomes the probe but would also want the police to fish out other accomplice in the crime.
“Although, INEC is yet to formally receive a report from the Police on its investigation into Rivers re-run elections, the revelation that money was allegedly recovered from INEC officials is a welcome development.
“This will help the commission in its current effort to clean up the system. Already, our internal panel is also continuing with its investigation on the same issue, and anybody found culpable will face appropriate sanctions.
“The INEC Chairman has reiterated that any INEC staff found doing the wrong thing will bear the consequences. We hope that the police will also reveal all the other parties involved in the bribe saga.”