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The Independent and National Electoral Commission, INEC, has denied reports that its currently investigating the Presidential Candidate of the All progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu over his indictment for drug-dealing and Money Laundering in the United States of America in 1993.

In a statement on Saturday evening signed by the commission’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, the electoral umpire called on the general public to ignore a press release alleging that Tinubu was being investigated.

“A Press Release purported to have been issued by the Commission has been trending online since yesterday Friday 11th November 2022. It claims that the Commission has commenced investigation into a case of criminal forfeiture against one of the Presidential candidates in the forthcoming General Election and is liaising with a Court in the United States of America in pursuit of same to determine possible violation of our guidelines or the Electoral Act 2022.”

“We wish to state categorically that the said Press Release did not emanate from the Commission nor is it pursuing the purported course of action. It is the handiwork of mischief makers and utterly fake.”

“Press Releases from the Commission are uploaded to the INEC Press Corps platform and simultaneously disseminated through our website and official social media handles.”