INEC secretary, son, driver kidnapped.

Unidentified gunmen on Thursday evening kidnapped Dr. Muslim Omoleke, the Administrative Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Ekiti State.

The News Agency of Nigeria, reports that Omoleke was kidnapped at Iwaraja community, near Ilesa in Osun State.

He was said to have been driven away in his car into the forest of Ijesaland by his abductors, together with his son and driver.

A source at INEC disclosed that the abductors later released Omoleke’s son and the driver along with the car.

The spokesperson of INEC in Ekiti State, Alhaji Taiwo Gbadegesin, confirmed the incident.

Gabdegesin said a report has been made to security agencies in Ondo, Osun and Ekiti States.

Gbadegesin said the administrative secretary was returning to Ekiti State from official visits to Ondo and Osun States when he was abducted.

The abductors are yet to make contact with the INEC and the victim’s family, Gbadegesin said.

The State Police Command also confirmed the kidnapping of the INEC Administrative Secretary in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Alberto Adeyemi, told NAN on telephone that the INEC chief was kidnapped “but not in Ekiti State”.

According to Adeyemi, the victim was kidnapped in Osun State, which is outside the jurisdiction of the Ekiti State Police Command.

Maduekwe Emerges Secretary To PDP BoT

The former Minister of the Foreign Affairs, Chief Ojo Maduekwe, has been elected as the new Secretary to the Board of Trustee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

At a meeting of the BoT which is still ongoing at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja, Senator Waheed Jibril was endorsed as the substantive chairman of the body.

 It was gathered that although the national chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, tried to reconcile with the aggrieved BoT members, some of them are still not satisfied and may be trying to conclude the election of new leadership before asserting themselves.

One of their grievances is an alleged move by the Sheriff- led NWC to amend the constitution of the party in order to muzzle and control the BOT and thereby subject it to the whims and caprices of the NWC”.

Credit: Thisday