We did not authorize the purported letter of withdrawal from appeal process in Kano Governorship case- INEC

INEC in their official press release posted on their social media handles, this evening, dismissed report that they have withdrawn from the appeal process of kano gubernatorial case.

“The attention of the Commission has been drawn to media reports based on a letter written by the Legal Officer of our Kano State office indicating that the Commission had withdrawn from the appeal process in the ongoing Kano Governorship election petition case”.

“We wish to state categorically that the letter was not authorised. It has since been withdrawn and the officer reprimanded”.

“The public is therefore advised to discountenance the insinuation that the Commission has withdrawn from the case or even worse abandoned the appeal”.

“We wish to state categorically that where litigants join INEC in a case, the Commission is under obligation to respond accordingly. We have therefore instructed our lawyers to proceed in line with extant policy of the Commission. The policy has not changed”.

Sam Olumekun mni

National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee