February 26, 2024

INEC condemns trending fake report on APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has condemned the trending fake report on the All Progressive Congess presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

The Commission condemned this in a statement on Saturday November 11, 2022.

“A press Release purported to have been issued by the Commission has been trending online since 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,” the statement reads.

“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,” it added.

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

The Commission, hereby, appealed to the public to ignore the Press Release.

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