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INEC distances self from alleged investigation of 2023 presidential candidate

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Saturday cleared the air over an allegation claiming the Commission has commenced investigation into a case of criminal forfeiture against one of the presidential candidate in the forthcoming general election.

The allegation which trended on social media since Friday, November 11, also claimed that INEC “is liaising with a Court in the United States of America in pursuit of same to determine possible violation of our guidelines or the Electoral Act 2022”.

The trending press release was purported to have been issued by INEC.
However, INEC has advised Nigerians to ignore the press release, saying it didn’t emanate from the Commission.

National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye stated in a statement, “we wish to state categorical that the said Press Release did not emanate from the Commission nor is it pursuing the purported course of action. It is the handiwork of mischief makers and utterly fake”.

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