By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The Oyo State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mutiu Agboke has described as fallacy and falsehood, reports from a group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state that he was hobnobbing with Governor Seyi Makinde to frustrate Saturday’s Congress of the party in the state.
Reacting to the issue in a telephone conversation with WesternPost in Ibadan, Agboke said the allegations of the ‘PDP group’ is a fallacy, adding that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) does not know the factional group.
“INEC does not know factions, it only knows the party. There is an existing Exco of the PDP that we have been relating with.
“I have read on social media that I am hobnobbing with the state governor Engr. Seyi Makinde and that I received N10 million and that they saw me 2am at the Government House, all these are fallacy,” he said.
Agboke also described as falsehood part of the report that he directed his staff to close by 1pm in order not to sign the congress report of the PDP group.
“That report is not correct, if you go to our office as at the time of the exercise, you will see our staff still working,” he added.
According to him, there is no way he can deploy his men to unrecognised venue to carry out the exercise.
“If there is a ward at Bashorun and some people went and put up another one at Akobo, and they expect me to deploy my men to people I don’t know, such will not work that way.
“Nobody can harass or intimidate me for doing the right thing on earth, I am not bothered, it is some of the hazard of the job,” the REC said.
He vowed to take legal action on the person who is responsible for the report.