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Why sensitive election materials’ contract was awarded to company reportedly owned by APC guber candidate – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reacted to a report which claimed that the Commission awarded a contract for printing of sensitive election materials to the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed.

The Commission, in a statement signed by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said Aishatu’s name was not among the directors of Binani Printing Press Limited that was awarded the contract.

The statement sighted by Abujapress on Thursday, reads in full : “Our attention has been drawn to a news report that the Commission awarded a contract for the printing of sensitive election materials to Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed. It was alleged in the report that she owns Binani Printing Press Limited.

“Procurements in the Commission go through open competitive

bidding and Binani Printing Press Limited was one of the security printing companies that applied to print security documents for the Commission.

” After inspecting the company’s facility and carrying out due diligence at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), the

Commission was satisfied that they are qualified printers with the requisite technical capacity, security consciousness and expertise in printing security documents.

However, Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed was not listed as one of the Directors of Binani Printing Press Limited.

“The Commission decided to print all the security documents for the 2023 General Election in the country to help Nigerian printers and assist in growing the national economy.

” The Commission will continue to carry out due diligence in its

procurement activities.”

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