Trouble for Electoral Offenders as INEC Chairman Releases Fresh Information Days After 2023 Presidential Poll

Trouble for Electoral Offenders as INEC Chairman Releases Fresh Information Days After 2023 Presidential Poll

  • The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed to prosecute all those involved in electoral misconduct
  • The assurance was given by the chairman of the commission Mahmood Yakubu at the end of a stakeholders' meeting
  • Yakubu called on all political parties across the country to caution their members and supporters against any form of electoral offence during the Saturday, March 18, election

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, has assured the general public that all those who commit electoral offences will be prosecuted.

The Punch reports that Yakubu confirmed that the commission is setting up a legal team to deal with cases of electoral offences which occurred during the February 25 presidential and National Assembly polls.

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, PDP, APC, Labour Party, 2023 presidential election
INEC chairman said no electoral offender would be spared. Photo:
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He also said that the forthcoming Saturday, March 18, governorship and States House of Assembly polls would be more demanding than the presidential and National Assembly polls.

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Speaking at the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security in Abuja on Tuesday, March 14, Yakubu urged all political parties across Nigeria to caution their supporters ahead of Saturday exercise.

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He said:

“It is, therefore, important for parties and candidates to speak to their agents and supporters to see the elections as a contest and not war.
"They should refrain from acts of violence that may mar the elections or compromise the security of our personnel, observers, the media and service providers.
“The commission is encouraged by the directive to state commands by the Inspector-General of Police to handle all cases of electoral offences expeditiously. We look forward to receiving the case files. We will immediately set up a legal team to handle such cases in earnest.”

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