The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has denied allegations made by a serving governor, which give the impression that it is planning to rig the July 14 Ekiti governorship election in Ekiti State.
In a statement, Rotimi Iyekanmi, chief press secretary to INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu said the allegation is fictitious and untrue.
According to him, the Commission has since November 2015 successfully conducted elections into 180 constituencies, which include five governorship elections carried out in Kogi, Bayelsa, Edo, Ondo and Anambra states.
“We wish to emphasize that it is impossible for the Commission’s officials, any individual or group for that matter to pre-load the Smart Card Readers (SCRs) or provide ballot papers for stuffing as alleged.
“We also wish to assure all Nigerians that INEC is committed to a free, fair and credible governorship election in Ekiti State on July 14 and indeed, the 2019 General Elections”, he stated.