Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Osun State, has assured that if the Supreme Court find the Independent National Electoral Commission guilty in the conduct of the recently concluded governorship election in Osun state, he will resign his position as REC.
Agbaja made this known while presenting the Certificate of Return to the Osun State governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday in Osogbo.
The National Electoral Commissioner representing Oyo, Osun and Ekiti States, Mr. Solomon Soyebi, at the INEC office in Osogbo, presented the Certificate of Return to the governor-elect, Oyetola, and his Deputy, Mr. Benedict Alabi.
The REC said those who were dissatisfied with the outcome of the election had the right to seek redress at election petition tribunal where their case would be examined by the panel.
He added that no party was unfairly treated during the course of the election, while, also adding that his subordinates and himself were neutral in the process.
He said, “Nevertheless, I want to reassure the good people of Osun State, particularly our royal fathers and religious leaders, that I was extremely neutral throughout the period of the election. I can positively stress that my staff also did.
“However, if, at the end of litigation at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the Commission is found culpable of not discharging its responsibility faithfully and diligently, I will take full responsibility for any such laxity, publicly apologise to all Nigerians and thereafter resign my appointment with the commission.”
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