The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Electoral Officer in Bokkos Local Government of Plateau state Salihu Adamu Musa has apologised over the shameful behaviour of the Returning Officer deployed to the area.
Musa was responding to a question raised by APC Collation Officer in Pankshin Emmanuel Bok, who sought to know why he Musa, was declaring the results of elections for Bokkos, instead of the Returning Officer, as stipulated by law.
Musa, in his explanation, told the party agents, observers and INEC officials that the Returning Officer, a university lecturer, was drunk on Sunday and was sacked when he could not perform his duty.
He apologized to the election officials on behalf of the electoral body, and promised that the situation would not repeat itself.
Bok, who thanked Musa for the explanation, said that he had intended to reject the result because they were not presented by the officer designated to do so.