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INEC debunks investigating a presidential candidate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has debunked rumours making the rounds that it is investigating one of the presidential candidate ahead of the forthcoming elections.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye on Saturday in a statement made the clarification.

Mr Okoye said the commission was investigating a purported press release trending online since Friday claiming INEC was investigating a criminal forfeiture by the presidential candidate in collaboration with a court in the United States of America.

“We wish to start categorically that the said Press Release did not emanate from the Commission nor is it pursuing the purported course of action”, the statement says.

Writing by Muzha Kucha