Prof. Gumus denies APC membership


… Says APC Card Bearing her Name was Forged

Onyedi Igwe, Port Harcourt

The newly confirmed Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Rhoda has denied being a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Gumus, expressed shock over reports and petitions linking her to the APC following her appointment as a Commissioner of INEC.

The INEC Commissioner has through her counsel, Adams Fasingha & Co. given 14 days to the Convener of Concern Nigeria, Mr. Deji Adeyanju, Sahara Reporters and Peoples Gazette to retract the allegation and apologise to her or face a legal action.

Adams Fasingha & Co in a letter dated February 9th and addressed to Adeyanju said Gumus, a Professor of Chemical Engineering, remained non partisan and never belonged to any political party including the APC.

Gumus’ Lawyer, Adams Fasingha, said that the President appointed Gumus because of her quality and exploits in academics.

He said that the claim that Gumus was card carrying member of the APC was deliberately deployed to tarnish her image.

The Lawyer added that the purported APC registration card of Gumus had a photograph of her super imposed on it and was forged.

He said, “Our client was shocked and traumatised to hear that you petitioned her to the Senate President stating false information that she was a card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which is a blatant lie.

“For the records, it is clear that such manifest falsehood is geared towards misleading the general public and dragging her good name to the mud.”

“Our client has discovered that her picture was super-imposed to a fake APC register and membership slip. In the said purported register, her signature was forged and thump printed like an illiterate jurat.

“Similarly, her name in the said register was concocted without a voter registration number, which ought to be in all membership card or slip.

“In your petition to the Senate President, you claim that our client is from Yenagoa Ward 8 whereas our client is from Koroama Ward 9. The effect of this libelous publication had caused our client so much embarrassment and had eroded her dignity in society”.


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