INEC drags three lecturers to court over alleged electoral malpractices

Bassey Anthony, Uyo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dragged three University lecturers to court in Akwa Ibom over alleged electoral malpractices during the 2019 general elections.

The state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Mike Igini, disclosed this on Tuesday while addressing reporters at the commission’s headquarters in Uyo Tuesday.

Igini also revealed that three staff of the commission the ICT unit have been sacked for their involvement in electoral malpractices.

He said the commission had to take the action because of the unsustainable belief by some members of the public that the commission does not sanction persons involved in electoral malpractices during elections.

He said, “We must have an institution that has the integrity to protect the will of the people in any election. This will serve as a lesson and a clear message to those who will be engaged in INEC job in the future in this state particularly those playing the role of…

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