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Kaduna Guber Election: INEC Staff Petition EFCC, Indict REC

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Some staff of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), in Kaduna state, have petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alleging that $100 was giving to each staff of the Commission prior to the gubernatorial elections in Kaduna state.

” Some days after the 2023 presidential elections, the ruling party gave all staff of the state $100 Dollars each but, only ICT staff were giving the money, and denied the rest of the staff,” the petitioners alleged.

In the petition number: EFCC/PET/HQR/5180/2023; titled: petition to investigate Mohammed Auwa Mashi was submitted to the EFCC by the 2020 INEC Kaduna state promoted staff.

The petition was received by the EFCC on the 15th August, 2023 at exactly 12:32pm, as contained in the document obtained by our reporter.

The petitioners stated that Awwal Mashi who was the acting Residents’ Electoral Commissioners (REC) as at the time of the presidential and gubernatorial elections in Kaduna state was an ex-convict in Australian prison after serving 7 years’ incarceration for drug related offences.

Also, the petition stated further that Mashi led Administration were characterised with accusations of corruption, sexual harassment, staff welfare deductions, impunity among others.

” The acting REC/Administrative Secretary ” Mohammed Awwal Mashi” is a friend and a University Course Mate to ” Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and also a close friend and ally to “Bashir Wase”, the Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the Commission,” the petition reads.

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