The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos has denied reports of having a ‘deal’ with a former chairman of the defunct National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo on the movement of 2023 Election Materials.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that a letter reportedly written by MC Oluomo to the electoral body leaked online last week causing an uproar.
In the letter, he was said to have requested from the Lagos INEC the responsibility of distributing electoral materials on election day across the state.
Reacting to the request, the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, said the commission is more concerned with issues of motor parks administration in Lagos state for the effective delivery of its election duties and not MC Oluomo.
Speaking at a meeting with representatives of security agencies including the military under the auspices of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security at the Commission’s secretariat in Lagos on Tuesday, he said that the Commission will not be working with the disbanded NURTW and RTEAN, saying it will amount to going against the law.
He said, “On the issue of MC Oluomo, the commission is not concerned with Oluomo. We are concerned with the issue of motor park administration in Lagos.
“For the past two years, the Lagos State government has banned the operations of the NURTW and RTEAN in the state. They had problems and the state government banned them.
“So we are left with Lagos State Park and Garages and the National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO).
“And we are already working with NARTO and definitely it is not able to meet up with the 40 percent needs of the commission for this election.”
He added: “We are not dealing with MC Oluomo, we are dealing with park managers. They are individual persons that have vehicles that we are going to use for the elections.”
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