Bode George Lied About Our ICT Dept – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the claim of Bode George, that it employed one Femi Odubiyi, a former commissioner in Lagos as a director in its ICT department is false.

Bode George Lied About Our ICT Dept - INEC
Bode George

Some sections of the media had quoted Bode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying the commission appointed Mr. Odubiyi, an ally of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, as one of its directors.

But INEC in a statement by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, on Tuesday dismissed the claim, accusing George of peddling fake news.

Okoye said the commission does not have anyone with such a name in its ICT Department.

“To set the record straight,” the name “Femi Odubiyi” does not even exist within our ICT Department at the INEC headquarters in Abuja or any State office of the Commission,” he said

Okoye said the commission’s ICT staff are career officers and none has held any political appointment in any state of the federation.

He, therefore, urged the public to disregard the story, saying “its promoter should have been circumspect so as not to be seen as a purveyor of fake news.”

The presidential and National Assembly elections of two weeks ago that brought in Mr. Tinubu of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has had opposition parties accusing INEC of compromise.

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