By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
In compliance with Section 31 sub-sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Osun State, southwest Nigeria on Monday, 16th June, 2014, made public credentials of all candidates contesting the August 9 governorship election in the state.
In a release signed and made available to journalists in Osogbo, the state capital by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the state INEC, Mrs. Tadese Adenike, the personal particulars submitted to the electoral body by all the candidates have been displayed at the Office of the Commission and its 30 local government offices.
The statement stated that the release of the personal particulars of the governorship election gladiators, affords members of the public the opportunity to scrutinise the documents with a view to questioning the authenticity of the credentials where necessary under the law.
It further charged any citizen of the state who has any claim or doubts the originality of the documents submitted to INEC by the candidates to approach the court of law.
The release reads in part: “in compliance with Section 31 sub-sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), the Independent National Electoral Commission, Osun State, on Monday, 16th June, 2014, displayed personal particulars of all candidates contesting the August 9th 2014 Gubernatorial Election in the State.
“By this act, members of the public by law, have the opportunity to scrutinize the documents submitted by candidates as pasted by INEC.
“Any person who has any claim to question information given by these candidates should approach the court of law. General public please note.”