Make copies of Ekiti lawmakers’ certificate available, lawyer tells INEC

Make copies of Ekiti lawmakers’ certificate available, lawyer tells INEC

A human right lawyer, Morakinyo Ogele, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to make public copies of documents submitted by members of Ekiti State House of Assembly before the last general elections.

Make copies of Ekiti lawmakers’ certificate available, lawyer tells INEC

INEC Chairman

Mr Ogele in a letter dated 11th January, 2017, a copy of which was made available to reporters on Thursday said he could be compelled to file a court action against the electoral body if the documents demanded are not made available to him within seven days.

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The lawyer said he was invoking Section 1 (1) (2) (3) of Freedom of Information Act 2011 passed by the Fourth Assembly.

"I humbly request for the information of all the current elected members of Ekiti State House of Assembly prior to the last election of the House of Assembly

“Certified True Copies (CTCs) of all educational certificates submitted to your office by the said members. All completed INEC forms completed and submitted to your office within seven days from first appearance of this letter.

“I am requesting for all these due to the poor performance of elected members of the State House of Assembly. Failure to accede to our requests may call for court action,” the letter read in part.

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Recall that the Department of State Services (DSS) is also investigating some Ekiti Assembly men over alleged certificate forgery and racketeering.

Source: Naija.ng

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