INEC Clears Air on Accepting Lawan and Akpabio as Senatorial Candidates

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has denied reports that it has accepted the nominations of former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio and Senate President, Ahmed Lawan as Senatorial Candidates for Akwa Ibom North-West and Yobe North Senatorial Districts respectively.

In a statement issued on Tuesday by National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, the Commission denied the report, stressing that it did not recognize any of the two as Senatorial Candidates.

Recall that news emerged claiming that the Commission doctored and backdated documents to accommodate Lawan and Akpabio’s nominations.


Written by: Helen Obih

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