INEC Denies Doctoring And Backdating Documents To Accommodate Nominations Of Some Senators As Senatorial Candidates For 2023 General Elections

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 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied doctoring and backdating documents to accommodate the nominations of Ahmad Lawan and Godswill Akpabio as senatorial candidates for the 2023 general elections.

INEC also said it is yet to recognize “any of the two personalities as a Senatorial candidate.”

Lawan, who is the current Senate President, and Akpabio had both contested in the All Progressives Congress presidential primaries, which were won by Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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Both had however chosen to pick up Senate tickets for Yobe North and Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial Districts respectively, sparking controversy over the legality of such a move since most Senate primaries had already been conducted before the presidential primaries.

Meanwhile INEC, in its statement signed by National Commissioner Festus Okoye, said the matter is still in court, stressing that it, therefore, defies logic and common sense for anyone to go around and submit doctored documents purportedly recognizing the duo as candidates when the matter is clearly sub-judice.”