The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied awarding a contract for the printing of sensitive election materials to the Adamawa state, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed.
INEC argued this known in a statement signed by its National Commissioner and Chairman of, the Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.
“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.
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“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, the commission was satisfied that they are qualified printers with the requisite technical capacity, security consciousness, and expertise in printing security documents.
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“However, Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed was not listed as one of the Directors of Binani Printing Press Limited.”
Okoye also noted that the commission’s decision to print all the security documents for the 2023 General Election in the country is in a bid to assist in growing the national economy.
The commission however vowsis to be more careful and to always carry out due diligence in its procurement activities.
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