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Ekiti election: INEC chief, Zakari, demands apology from Fayose (Punch)

Ekiti election: INEC chief, Zakari, demands apology from Fayose (Punch)

A National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission in charge of Election Operations and Logistics, Mrs Aminat Zakari, has given the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, 48 hours to apologise publicly to her for accusing her of working with the All Progressives Congress candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi, to rig the governorship election on Saturday.

Fayose had, on July 2, 2018, accused the police and the Department of State Services of reposting Fayemi’s security aides to the state to coordinate the rigging of the election. The governor also alleged that Zakari and three other INEC officials — Mr Kenneth Ukeagu (Director of Procurement Department); Messrs Paschal Uwaenwe and Abdulrazaq Yusuf (both deputy directors in Information and Communications Technology Department); and Mr Abdulrasak Agboola (Deputy Director, ICT) — were working with Fayemi to carry out the alleged rigging. Read more

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