- The REC commissioner of INEC in Oyo state, Mutiu Agboke has reacted to an allegations of bribery in disrupting the just concluded ward congress in Oyo state
- The REC commissioner has debunked the claims of him receiving 10 million naira from from Governor Seyi makinde to destabilise the PDP congress
- Agboke described the claims made by a group within the opposition party in the state as baseless and a mere distraction
TVC News reported that a group within the opposition PDP in the state had earlier accused the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) in Oyo state, Mutiu Agboke of hobnobbing with Governor Seyi Makinde and receiving a sum of 10million naira to frustrate the ward congress in the state.
In his reaction, Agboke has denied the allegation, describing it as as spurious, baseless by a faceless attention seeking group.
The REC said there was no time he was in any meeting with the Governor, neither did he receive any 10million naira levelled against him by a group within the state’s PDP.
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"For the avoidance of doubt, Barrister Agboke was never at meeting with Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state on Saturday, neither did he received 10million either directly or by proxy as insinuated by these enemies of Democratic norms nor did he instruct the staff of the commission at the local government to close the office at 1:00pm on the day of the congress with the intention of not receiving the result of the factional group in the PDP."
It would be recalled that the ward congresses of the PDP in Oyo and Osun states ended on rancorous notes with factions in the said states holding parallel elections, a report by The Nation also indicate.
The newspaper reported that in some of the wards visited in Oyo state, parallel elections were held at the same venue, creating an atmosphere of fear and anxiety.
Finally, PDP chieftain reveals the only thing that will make Nigeria break-up
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Dr Doyin Okupe, a former presidential spokesperson, has sent a strong message to politicians on northern extraction.
According to to him, the growing agitations for Biafra and Yoruba nations in the southeast and southwest geopolitical zones is real.
Going further, he reveled that the people of the tow regions believe that the north is over-domineering. He argued that it does not make sense for the north to produce the next president of the country after the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari.
2023: Is Makinde nursing Presidential ambition? Aide reacts
Earlier, following the rumour that the governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde is nursing the presidential election, the chief press secretary, Taiwo Adisa, has reacted.
Guardian reports that Adisa said the advertisement in circulation linking his boss to the 2023 presidential ambition is fake.
Legit.ng gathered that Adisa who disclaimed the advertisement in a statement in Ibadan on Monday, September 13, described it as one of the antics of fake news promoters.
Source: Legit.ng News