Iwu Denies Issuing Statement on Inconclusive Poll

Chairman of Independent Electoral Commission Professor Maurice Iwu annouces the results of the presidential election in Abuja 23 April 2007. Ruling party candidate Umaru Yar'Adua won Nigeria's presidential election Monday, even as foreign observers slammed the credibility of the disputed poll that claimed at least 200 lives. AFP PHOTO PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

In a related development, former INEC Chairman, Prof. Maurice Iwu, has denied issuing a statement on the decision of the electoral body to declare last Saturday’s election in Osun State inconclusive.

He had been quoted as berating INEC for making the decision against the dictates of the constitution. But in a WhatsApp message to THISDAY yesterday, Iwu refuted the statement, saying he did not make it.

“Please this is fake news,” he said, adding, “I have never issued any statement on electoral process and INEC since 2010. This is reckless journalism. I have NEVER met that journalist before. The Guidelines he referred to was even prepared when I had left INEC.”