The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has placed two of its top members of staff on suspension for allegedly conspiring with some politicians to rig the August 9 governorship election in Osun State.
The two INEC staff were said to be electoral officers in Osogbo and Obokun local government areas of the state respectively.
They were alleged to have manipulated the results of the governorship election in their respective local government areas.
National Commissioner of INEC, Ambassador Mohammed Wali, who supervised the election, confirmed the suspension of the two officers, saying a disciplinary panel had been set up to look into the allegations levelled against them.
He said the two officers would be sanctioned in line with the laws of the commission if found culpable by the disciplinary panel.