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Breaking! INEC apologizes to NAF for wrongfully accusing it of electoral interference in Rivers

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BREAKING! INEC APOLOGIZES TO NAF FOR WRONGFULLY ACCUSING IT OF ELECTORAL INTERFERENCE IN RIVERS

INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu

BlackBox Nigeria reports can say that the Independent National Electoral Commission has apologized to the Nigerian Air Force for wrongfully accusing it of using its personnel to invade its premises in Rivers State and disrupt the collation of results in the protracted governorship and House of Assembly polls.

 

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It will be recalled that the Spokesman for the INEC in Rivers State had accused the NAF and other security agencies of invading its collation centre and disrupting the exercise thereby forcing it to discontinue the declaration of results, a development that is currently generating tension across the country and beyond.

 

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But apparently realizing its mistake, INEC said on Tuesday that it had discovered that none of the NAF personnel was involved in the chaos that was recorded in the premises at the weekend leading to the suspension of poll results collation and announcement.

 

 

In the statement absolving NAF entitled: “Inadvertent Involvement of the Nigerian Air Force in the Disruption of the March 9 2019 Collation Process”, INEC said it also discovered that the men in military uniforms were neither not from the NAF.

 

 

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