2014 Osun governorship poll: INEC fires back at Omisore

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday blasted PDP Chieftain in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, over his media campaign that the Commission has been defying a court order that its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Ambassador Akeju, should be removed. The Commission said contrary to Omisore’s claim, there is no subsisting court order against it on Akeju. The PDP in Osun State had gone to court seeking Akeju’s removal ahead of the 2014 governorship poll in the state. The party accused Akeju of being partisan towards the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). Although a Federal High Court in Osogbo granted an interlocutory injunction restraining INEC from recognising Akeju, the same court later granted an application for a stay of proceedings. In a statement yesterday, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr. Kayode Idowu, advised Omisore to be guided by the law. He said: “Ordinarily, INEC, as a neutral umpire, would not want to take issue with…

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