KRIEC Releases Screening Result, Disqualifies One, Pends Other

By: Sonaike Peter

The Great Independence Hall electoral body, Katanga Republic Independent Electoral Commission (KRIEC), has on Sunday, April 14th, 2024 released the result of its screening exercise, which had been conducted for candidates contesting into executive positions in the hall.

According to the commission’s release, only twelve, out of a total of fourteen intending students’ leaders, were rated qualified.

As seen in the release, the status of an aspirant for the position of the Defence Commissioner, Eniola Sarafa, has been tagged ‘pending’, sequel to a petition received by the electoral body ‘against the said candidate’.

‚ÄúConcerning the status of an aspirant that is on [pending], the electoral body (KRIEC) received a petition against the said candidate, and to be fair and just, we want to look into the matter. A press statement would be available after our internal investigation” the KRIEC Chairman explained.

Also, the KRIEC Chairman has explained that another aspirant for the position of the Sport Commissioner, Ayodele Samuel, was disqualified by the electoral commission upon his failure to attain the required passmark.

“He was disqualified on the basis that he didn’t meet the benchmark for qualification which is 50%” the KRIEC Chairman noted.

Regarding the status of an aspirant for the position of the Defence Commissioner whose status was put at pending, the electoral commission has explained that its decision in the moment is sequel to a petition received ‘against the said candidate’.

The breakdown of the screening result, as signed jointly by the electoral commission’s Chairman and Secretary, Samuel Ogunmefun and Shoge Quadri respectively, is as follows:

Administrator General

Adeniji timilehin 69.4

Olaniyan Ibrahim 81.7


Secretary of State

Odunukan collins 83

Olaoye David 73.57


House Secretary

Ejere Emmanuel 73.78

Adeyeju Samuel 67.1


Financial Secretary

Peleyeju Abayomi 68.1


Health Commissioner

Ogbonna Namdi 71

Akinnawo Okikjesu 72.58


Defense Commissioner

Eniola Sarafa 60.7(Pending)


Public Relation Officer

Adekanbi Ezekiel 80.9


Social and Buttery Commisioner

Adedeji Gbolahan 77.85

Salawu Ezekiel 51.85


Sport Commisioner

Ayodele Samuel 39 (Disqualified)

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