Afenifere Chieftain and Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has accused the Independent National electoral commission (INEC) of engaging the services of the newly opposition party in its latest nomination of Lagos State University, LASU don, Prof. Abubakar Momoh as the Director General of the Electoral Institute.
Prince Dayo, in a release issued on behalf of Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM) Sunday, stated that Prof. Momoh was an ardent supporter of Senator Bola Tinubu, national leader of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and former governor of Lagos state in South West.
He therefore, alleged that with Prof. Momoh’s appointment, Nigerians already know what the resultant effect would be.
Adeyeye said: “Momoh was one of the partisan elements disguised as Election Observers during the Ekiti State governorship rerun election in 2009, who were caught in Oye and Ifaki-Ekiti, with electoral materials.
“Momoh was caught alongside one ACN chieftain in Lagos State, who was then a Commissioner in the Lagos State Civil Service Commission, Fuad Oki and other chieftains of the party. When they were caught, already prepared election results were found on them with telephone contacts of top leaders of the defunct ACN.”
The PDP governorship aspirant noted that, “Prof. Momoh was also one of the witnesses of the ACN candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, current Governor of Ekiti State at the election tribunal.
“He (Momoh) had also served on the Board of Governor Fayemi’s Non-Governmental Organization, the Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD.
“Therefore, with such a personality now given a prominent position in INEC, his disposition and extent of the compromising capability in any electoral contest, especially the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti and Osun states, involving the opposition parties, can better be imagined.”