My Brother Has Not Been Picked As INEC Chairman...Gov Mimiko

Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko has denied the rumour that his sibling, Prof Olufemi Mimiko, is eyeing the chairmanship of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Prof Mimiko recently completed his term as Vice Chancellor of the Adekunle Ajasin University (AAU), Akungba-Akoko.

There have been speculations over the move by the Presidency to sack the INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega and replace him with Prof Mimiko.

Speaking to reporters yesterday in Akure, the state capital, the governor said:”I don’t know where the propaganda came from. It is not true; my brother did not apply for INEC job.

“Let me tell you, it is just propaganda from the opposition.  If this is true, I should be in the best position to know. I don’t know what they want to gain from the rumour.

“President Jonathan had also denied that Prof Jega is to be removed from office, so it is a lie. Prof Mimiko did not apply or lobby for INEC job.

On the statement credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo that President Goodluck Jonathan deliberately shifted the polls to scuttle democracy, the governor said the evidence on ground could not support the postulation of the former president.

According to him, INEC was not adequately prepared for the election, especially in the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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