The Oyo State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Ambassador Rufus Akeju has described opposition party politicians, accusing him of favouring the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 28 National Assembly election as stark illiterates, who needed to learn.
The REC said this in his office Ibadan during a chat with WESTERN POST. Ambassador Akeju said such allegations are baseless and has no substance in truth.
“Why should I be working for any party at all? I thought I work for INEC and for Nigeria. Whoever said that should show us evidence.”
For anybody to say that, he is not being kind to my person, he is not being kind to the processes, the sweat that was put into redefining the electioneering process in Nigeria and the person saying that must be a stark illiterate that doesn’t know what is happening,” he said.
Akeju said most Nigerians were of the view that unlike in previous elections, their votes counted during the last Presidential and National Assembly election.
He assured that the electoral process can only get better with the introduction of the Permanent Voter Cards and the card readers, adding that the current electoral systems now has in-built mechanisms to check fraud and rigging.
Some opposition parties in the state had protested and called for the cancellation of the last National Assembly election in the state, alleging irregularities in the conduct of the poll.