The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has discredited rumours that Chidi Nwafor, its director of Information and Communication Technology, has resigned.
In a series of tweets published on Saturday morning, the country’s foremost electoral body said the purported resignation is ‘fake news’ and should be disregarded.
“The rumour circulating that our Director ICT, Engr. Chidi Nwafor has resigned is totally false and should be disregarded,” INEC wrote.
“The Director and another staff have just returned from South Africa where they represented INEC at the high level 5th Annual Meeting of ID4Africa Movement in Johannesburg (18-20 June 2019).”
The body added that neither the director nor any of its senior staff have indicated any intention to resign from their jobs since the general elections.
The commission’s ICT department has been the talk of the town, receiving intense media coverage following the ongoing debate at the presidential election tribunal on whether or not the commission has a server.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) claimed the results obtained from the claimed server shows its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, received more votes than President Muhammadu Buhari, the incumbent president.
However, INEC has denied having any server. The organisation stated it had only used a server to experiment during previous state governorship elections and not for this year’s general election.
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