JUST IN: #INEC Denies Withdrawing From Kano Election Tribunal Appeal—-The Genius Media Nigeria reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied reports that it has withdrawn from the Kano election tribunal appeal.
The commission in a press released stated that the officer that issued a letter to that effect has been reprimanded.
THE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION PETITION CASE IN KANO STATE
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reports based on a letter written by the Legal Officer of our Kano State office indicating that the Commission had withdrawn from the appeal process in the ongoing Kano Governorship election petition case.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 It has since been withdrawn and the officer reprimanded. The public is therefore advised to discountenance the insinuation that the Commission has withdrawn from the case or even worse abandoned the appeal.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.