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Lagos REC denies using church for meeting

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lagos State, Olusegun Agbaje, has clarified that there was no political or religious undertone attached to its meeting yesterday…

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lagos State, Olusegun Agbaje, has clarified that there was no political or religious undertone attached to its meeting yesterday at the premises of the Archbishop Vining Memorial Cathedral in Lagos.

In a chat with Daily Trust, Agbaje explained that only the hall of the church which had always been used for various public events was used and that there was nothing attached to it.

His clarification followed the comment from the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) accusing INEC of using a church instead of a neutral place for its meeting. 

But the REC said, “There was no politics attached to it. The chief imam was there, he did the opening prayer. If tomorrow the chief imam says we should come and hold it in a hall near his mosque, we would go and hold a meeting there, so there was nothing attached.”