The Independent National Electoral Commission says it is not aware that political parties distributed money during the September 28 governorship election in Edo State.
The commission said its attention had yet to be called to the alleged distribution of money to the electorates by political parties in order to attract their votes.
The Director of Voter Education and Publicity at the commission, Mr. Oluwole Ozasse-Uzi, stated this in an interview in Abuja on Tuesday.
He said, “We are not aware that money was spent or distributed to the electorates during the election.
“We only heard about the allegation from the media and our attention had yet to be called to the matter.
“In other words, we are not aware of this allegation.”
“We will appreciate that those who are making the allegations should send petitions to the commission on the matter.
“We have not seen any petition on the matter. All what we heard had been on the pages of newspapers and so forth.”