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General News of Sunday, 13 November 2022


We’re not investigating Tinubu – INEC

Bola Ahmed Tinubu Bola Ahmed Tinubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dismissed the reports that it is investigating the allegations of criminal forfeiture against the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

The former Lagos State governor has come under fire following the release of a document that suggests that some funds belonging to him were seized by the United States Government in 1989 for being proceeds of drug trafficking.

Since Friday, a press release purported to have been issued by INEC had surfaced online, claiming that the Commission has commenced an investigation into the case of criminal forfeiture against Tinubu, reports Daily Post.

The letter said the commission was liaising with a court in the United States to determine a possible violation of Nigeria’s Electoral Act 2022.

But on Saturday, INEC stated categorically that the said press release did not emanate from it, neither is it pursuing any investigation against the APC candidate.

“It is the handiwork of mischief makers and utterly fake,” a statement by the INEC spokesperson, Festus Okoye, read.

Okoye stated that statements from the Commission are always uploaded to the INEC Press Corps platform “and simultaneously disseminated through our website and official social media handles.”

He advised the public to ignore the press release.