We will expose any governors offering us gifts – Resident Electoral Commission


Report made it known that, Resident Electoral Commissioners have threatened to expose governors and top government officials that offer them gifts, saying their conscience is not for sale.

They said their major duty was to ensure the credibility of the forthcoming general elections in the interest of peaceful co-existence of the country.

The RECs, who spoke with newsmen in separate interviews during the week, said the governors and politicians’ gifts would be considered as bribing them against their conscience.

They, however, threatened to expose whoever offers them any ‘Greek gift’ no matter how highly placed the person may be.

The Kwara State REC, Dr. Emmanuel Onucheyo, said he was not ready to receive any gift from any politician, including the state governor.

He said the intention of such gifts – financial and non-monetary – were meant to compromise and influence the election results.

Onucheyo said INEC had made a lot of provisions and comforts for the RECs such that none of them should be tempted to receive any gift.


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