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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Electoral officials received N3bn as bribe to rig 2015 election, INEC claims as they suspend 205 Staff

205 members of staff at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been suspended and placed on half salary, after the consideration of a report by the Disciplinary Committee set up to look into an interim report by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), accusing some of its officials of fraud during the 2015 General Elections.

INEC claims N3 billion was spent in bribing electoral commissioners in 16 states during the 2015 general election.

A statement signed by INEC National Commissioner, Mr Mohammed Haruna, reads:

"You may recall that late last year, the Commission received an Interim Report from the EFCC detailing allegations against 202 serving and retired INEC officials and staff in 16 States of the Federation. In furtherance of its zero tolerance for corruption in the electoral process, the Commission ordered a thorough investigation into the allegations to establish the culpability or otherwise of those named in the EFCC Report. The Committee’s work was thorough and painstaking, involving issuance of queries to the 202 staff mentioned in the Report and interviewing them individually in accordance with the principle of fair hearing and in consonance with INEC Staff Conditions of Service.  As a result of initial findings of the Committee, an additional 80 serving officials of the Commission, who were not named in the EFCC report but whose names came up in the course of the investigation, were also queried and interviewed.
"The Committee found that:
a) There was a clear attempt to bribe INEC staff to influence the outcome of the 2015 general elections using an NGO, the West African Network of Election Observers (WANEO), made up mainly of retired senior INEC officials.
b) Out of over 23 billion Naira, which the EFCC report said was used to influence the elections, the Committee established that 3,046,829,000 Naira was received by INEC staff in 16 States.
"In reaching its decision on the findings of the Committee, the Commission adhered strictly to the INEC Staff Conditions of Service. The Commission therefore decided as follows:
a) The cases of one former National Commissioner, 5 former Resident Electoral Commissioners (one of them deceased) have been referred to the Presidency and EFCC for further necessary action.
b) Based on their level of involvement, two hundred and five (205) serving INEC staff will be immediately placed on Interdiction, which entails suspension from duties and being placed on half salary, pending the final determination of the cases they have with the EFCC.

c) Seventy staff (70) about whom there was insufficient information regarding their involvement will be referred back to EFCC for further investigation and possible prosecution.
d) WANEO and its principal promoters are immediately blacklisted. The network shall no longer be involved in election observation and any other activities organised by INEC.
"The Commission hereby reiterates its commitment to defending the integrity of the electoral process. Therefore, it will continue to take stern action against its officials who compromise its core values of integrity, transparency and impartiality in the conduct of elections.


Bisola said...

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Anonymous said...

See PDP hand work, they will never have peace.

Anonymous said...

list the states please and we want details too. if not then idonbelievethis!

Ekure Daniel said...

Cock and bull stories.

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Inec staff don't even go to work till elections are approaching. And yes, they make money during elections only!!

Long live LIB

RareSpecie Z said...

Crooks everywhere.

Eze Chinyere said...

Ghen ghennnnn.

EFCC is working

Monemi said...

i know say dem go say na pdp bribe and apc no bribe.hmmmm

Bonita Bislam said...

Half salary and suspension is such a light punishment compared to the offence committed. Yet petty thieves are imprisoned for years over goat theft etc
The stealing done with the pen is mightier than those done with the sword

dee boi said...

Abeg leave dem jhor, na where person dey work he dey chop at least dem no throw fire for account or audit department... dee

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Princess said...

What offense did they commit? Don't act stupid. When only one man will hide over 10billion u will b smiling ba? Dumb ass

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