INEC denies attack on Yakubu’s house
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has asked Nigerians to disregard a video clip circulating on the social media insinuating that a property belonging to its chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu was under attack.
The commission maintained that the said property does not belong to the commission’s chairman. In the video clip seen by The Guardian, irate youths were seen attacking and damaging a residential building with different hard objects.
But the Chief Press Secretary to INEC’s chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, in a statement, yesterday, said that the property purported to be located in Bauchi does not belong to Yakubu.
He said: “The property being purportedly attacked by some youths in a video clip circulating on the social media does not belong to the INEC Chairman. He does not own the property in question either in Bauchi or anywhere else around the world.
“This narrative is indeed the latest in the series of desperate smear campaign efforts by mischief makers. The public should disregard it.”