Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central district at the upper legislative chamber has advised university lecturers to "pull out from participating in the conduct of national elections".
The Kaduna Central senator made this known in a tweet on his official Twitter handle, @ShehuSani, on Friday, April 19.
"In the light of the new revelations,University lecturers should pull out from participating in the conduct of national elections to save the reputation & protect the moral sanctity of the academia. The Ivory tower shouldn’t be smeared with political feaces," he tweeted.
Sani's recommendation is in reaction to the statement made by Attahiru Jega, the immediate past chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), accusing university lecturers of conniving with politicians to undermine the 2019 general elections.
The former INEC boss criticised the university lecturers for undermining the integrity and outcome of the general elections.
Jega, a former lecturer, alleged that some helped in facilitating a faulty recruitment process of the political class during the election adding that as a result, they betrayed the confidence the electoral body reposed in them.
PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the current chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said that the nation’s electoral reforms in the last nine years are yielding impacts as votes now count.
The INEC boss, however, noted that politicians were becoming desperate, engaging in other malpractices such as voters inducement as the new order has prevented them from outright rigging.
Yakubu urged the government to prosecute sponsors of vote buying and selling and their agents, adding that voters inducement should be treated as criminal offences with appropriate punishment.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng. We have upgraded to serve you better.
2019 elections: Do you still trust INEC to conduct fair elections? - Nigerians speak| Legit TV