…To conduct bye-election in FCT, April 24
From Atiku Sarki, Abuja
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called on members of the public to desist from any information carried out by individual or group of people claiming to be commission’s consultants and asking citizen to pay some amount of money as application fees for the recruitment.
According to the commission, members of the public should not allow themselves to be hoodwinked by fraudsters and any person who is approached by any individual or group claiming to be recruiting for the agency should report such to security agencies.
In a statement signed and issued by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voters Education Committee, Barr. Festus Okoye said that the attention of the commission has been drawn to the activities of some fraudsters claiming to be working for the commission on recruitment of personnel.
The fraudsters claim that they have been appointed consultants to the commission and are reportedly asking innocent Nigerians to pay some amount of money as application fees.
It would recalled that the commission had on two previous occasions in the last few months issued disclaimers on the matter of fake employment websites, collecting monthly from unsuspecting members of the public and issuing employment letters purporting to be acting on behalf of the commission.
In another development, INEC has fixed Saturday, April 24 this year for the conduct of the bye-election to fill the vacant seat for the Rimba/Ebagi Ward of Abaji Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
The vacancy arose as a result of the death of Hon. Usman Wodi, Councillor representing the subsequent declaration of vacancy for it by the Abaji Area Council