The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State has insisted that the commission is not engaging the Lagos State Parks Management Committee or any of its commercial bus drivers in the distribution of election materials for the February 25 and March 11 polls.
The Commission said this in reaction to an order from the Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday that the electoral body should not work with the Lagos State Parks Management Committee, headed by the transport union leader, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, who is an ally of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
However reacting to the court’s ruling, the Lagos INEC REC, Olusegun Agbaje told The Punch that he was not aware of the lawsuit as he hadn’t been served.
According to Agbaje, no one is dealing with MC Oluomo because the owners of the vehicles are at the local government level.
He maintained that “Nobody is dealing with Oluomo here. I said it several times. We are not dealing with Oluomo. The owners of the vehicles are at the local government level. Anybody who says we are dealing with Oluomo should provide the evidence. And we don’t have any problem with mobilization in Lagos State.
We don’t have any challenge at all in INEC Lagos State. All the arrangement is going on smoothly. We are not aware of any court judgment because nobody served us any court papers. The issue of Oluomo does not arise in the first instance. We are going on with our arrangement and we don’t have anything to fear.”