The Department of State Security Services, DSS has withdrawn its invitation to the National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in charge of logistics, Okechukwu Ibeanu.
It was earlier reported that Ibeanu alongside Chidi Nwafor, the director of ICT; Ken Ukeagu, director of procurement; Osaze Uzzi, director of voter education and publicity; and Bimbo Oladunjoye, the assistant director of ICT were asked to report at DSS offices in Abuja by 2 pm on Tuesday.
It’s unclear why the agency would drop DSS its decision but sources hinted that some prominent Nigerians intervened because of the “timing”.
This invitation was initially believed to be related to the fiasco that led to the postponement of the general election by one week.
Mahmood Yakubu, a professor and INEC chairman, had blamed the postponement on sabotage and logistical issues.
Today’s Echo reported on Monday that Nigerians are calling for the resignation of the Prof Okechukwu Ibeanu, whom they hold responsible for the lapses leading to the postponement of the 2019 elections.