The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected claims that it is using the declaration of inconclusive polls to create shenanigans in the electoral process.
Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, INEC Director of Voter Education Education and Publicity, refuted the claim in response to a comment made by Kumai Akaas, a justice of the Supreme Court.
Stating his position during the ruling on the Osun State governorship election on Friday, Justice Akaas said the declaration of an inconclusive poll by INEC for the election showed that “INEC had something up its sleeves.”
But responding, Osaze-Uzzi said the comments of the justice does not hold substance as his minority judgment was trounced by the majority judgment of the seven man-panel of the Supreme Court.
He stated that the majority ruling of the apex court had put to finality the arguments of the case.
“Obviously, the majority did not agree with him! The decision of the Supreme Court is as contained in the leading judgement, assented to by five justices of the court,” Osaze-Uzzi told TheCable on Friday.
“We can’t comment on a minority opinion. The law has taken its course. This puts an end to the matter.”
The Supreme Court, in a split judgment of five to two, on Friday affirmed the victory of Adegboyega Oyetola, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the Osun State governorship election.