INEC came under heavy criticism after liking a post on social media which described Obi as an opportunist.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been lambasted by the presidential campaign team of Labour Party, Peter Obi for liking a tweet criticising Obi on Twitter.
Recall that Nigerians had yesterday lashed out at INEC over the matter, accusing the electoral body of favouring a particular candidate which is against the law of the land.
Reacting to INEC’s action, the Head of Obi-Datti Media, Diran Onifade, slammed INEC saying the electoral body ought to be neutral in political matters.
Diran said “It’s not a hidden fact that in morality and law the election umpire, INEC should not only be neutral but must strive to prevent anything real or imagined to suggest otherwise.
“Obi-Datti Media takes serious exception to INEC liking a post by a partisan person who has chosen a candidate to support.
“We expect the commission to explain to the concerned public who are looking up to them to be above board why they had to show such a level of obvious bias.
“Obi-Datti Media office notes that even if somebody in the Commission’s office wants to be biased, the law has denied them that because of the moral standards being expected of them.
“We expect INEC to come clean on this issue as it’s capable of eroding public confidence in the commission to conduct a free, fair, and transparent election. INEC should publicly apologize to the high-flying LP Presidential standard bearer.”