Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has denied that the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu worked under him in the Federal Ministry of Education.
Wike said he and Yakubu worked in the Federal Ministry of Education under the supervision of the Minister of Education.
“Amaechi wildly claimed in his recent interview that the Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, conducted the worst elections in Nigeria’s history.
Wike said: “He [Amaechi] further alleged that Mahmood Yakubu worked under me as Minister and confessed that he opposed his reappointment because he was nominated by someone in the President-elect’s camp of the APC.
“The truth was that Mahmood Yakubu never worked under me. Both of us worked in the Federal Ministry of Education. He was the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, supervised by the Minister of Education, while I was the Minister of State for Education.
“Was it not the same Mahmood Yakubu that conducted the 2019 general election, which the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari won?”