INEC reacts to a liked Twitter post by its Twitter Account against Peter Obi
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that it is looking into the circumstances surrounding liking a post on a presidential candidate on its Twitter account.
On Wednesday, Seun Kuti, the son of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, criticized Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, in a post that was liked by INEC’s official Twitter account (LP).
Kuti described the LP candidate as an “opportunist who cannot deliver for Nigeria.” This remark caused a significant backlash, with many individuals taking to Twitter to accuse the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of bias.
However, the INEC issued a statement reaffirming its impartiality and lack of preference for any candidate or political party. The Commission declared that its allegiance lies with the people of Nigeria and is committed to conducting a free and fair election.
The statement read, “The INEC has been made aware of a post on its Twitter account that liked a post regarding one of the 18 Presidential candidates. The INEC is an independent electoral body and does not have a preference for any candidate or political party. We assure all Nigerians of our impartiality and neutrality.
“The Commission is currently investigating the incident and will take appropriate disciplinary action if an infraction is discovered.”©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.