The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said as far as its records are concerned, the state congress of Accord Party, which produced Alhaji Wahab Oyelade-led executive, is the only one known to it.
INEC said none of its officers attended the factional congress purported to have been held at the Olubadan Stadium two Saturdays ago, challenging the factional group to name INEC officers that attended the congress held at the Olubadan Stadium.
The electoral commission said the names of the party executives, which has Alhaji Oyelade as its chairman, had been forwarded to the INEC headquarters in Abuja as the authentic list.
Spokesperson of INEC in Oyo State, Alhaji Ayodele Folami, who spoke with Sunday Tribune, said as of the time of preparations for the congress, only one state chairman existed in the party in the name of Alhaji Bashir Lawal, who wrote to inform the commission of the congress.
“No INEC officials attended the congress that a group held at the Olubadan Stadium. If anybody says INEC officials attended the Olubadan Stadium congress, let such person produce the names of such INEC officials and we will see if such names are genuine.
“As of the time they were making preparations for the congress, there was only one state chairman that was known to us at INEC and that person is Alhaji Bashir Lawal.
“He wrote to inform us about the state congress, which was scheduled for Green Springs Hotel. So, it was that congress that we sent our officials to monitor. Any other congress apart from this is not known to us.
“To the best of our knowledge, it was a single congress that was held. The directive given by our office is that we should send officials to Green Spring.
“We were there and monitored how the congress went. We have since sent our report and the names of the party officers elected to INEC headquarters in Abuja in the course of the week,” he said.