We are not conducting any investigation on Tinubu – INEC

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We wish to state categorically 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.”

*Photo:Tinubu *

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described a fake, a press statement purportedly issued by it on Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The  press statement claims that the Commission has commenced investigation into a case of criminal forfeiture against Tinubu and is liaising with a Court in the United States in pursuit of same to determine possible violation of INEC guidelines or the Electoral Act 2022.

But  Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee on Saturday in a statement said this was not true.

According to Okoye, “A Press Release purported to have been issued by the Commission has been trending online since yesterday Friday 11th November 2022.

” It claims that the Commission has commenced investigation into a case of criminal forfeiture against one of the Presidential candidates in the forthcoming General Election and 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.

“We wish to state categorically 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.

“Press Releases from the Commission are uploaded to the INEC Press Corps platform and simultaneously disseminated through our website and official social media handles.

“The public is advised to ignore the Press Release.”

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