INEC Chairman Not Owner Of Property Attacked In Viral Video,’ Says Commission

Chairman, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu
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By Akombo Aondona, Abuja

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has had to refute yet another fake news continually weaponised against the Commission and its officials before, during and after the conclusion of the 2023 General Elections.

This time, INEC has refuted a video clip making the round on social media purported to show a landed property being attacked for allegedly belonging to INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

In a rebuttal to the claim on Saturday 25 March 2023, Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Lawrence Oyekanmi, debunked the fake news as the latest narrative by desperate smear campaigners and mischief makers seeking to tarnish Prof. Yakubu’s reputation.

Oyekanmi wrote: “The property being purportedly attacked by some youths in a video clip circulating on the social media does not belong to the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. 

“The INEC Chairman does not own the property in question in either Bauchi or anywhere else around the world.

“This narrative is indeed the latest in the series of desperate smear campaign efforts by mischief makers. The public should disregard it.”

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