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INEC accuses politicians of compromising its staff during 2019 polls



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The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has accused some unnamed politicians of compromising some of its staff during the just concluded 2019 general elections.

That much information was disclosed on Tuesday by INEC Commissioner in charge of Information Festus Okoye, during the presentation of the 2019 General Election Report and 2019 General Election Observation Statements, organised by Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) and Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room.

Okoye who represented the chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at the event staged in Abuja reiterated that “politicians moved in to corrupt some of the ad-hoc staff and unleashed violence on others.”

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He said the timeline is inadequate and does not give the “Commission enough time to procure sensitive materials required for the conduct of elections” and that INEC is concerned about the recruitment of Ad-hoc staff.

The INEC spokesman also disclosed that the Commission would review the“rough edges and issues raised; relating to deployment, neutrality and overall conduct of security agencies.”

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