INEC Calls For Swift Prosecution Of Arrested Vote Buyers

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has on Saturday called for the swift prosecution of all those arrested for vote-buying during the Ekiti State governorship election.

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Electoral Commission made the call during a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Committee on Election Security in Abuja.

Yakubu said he was satisfied with the conduct of security agencies during the election, and that the speedy prosecution of culprits of vote-buying will serve as a deterrent for others.

“Vote busying remains a major area of concern. We appreciate the role played by anti-corruption and security agencies,” he said.

“We are working with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to ensure the prosecution of persons arrested in the Ekiti governorship election.”

The INEC Chairman also highlighted the commission’s activities lined up for the forthcoming Osun State scheduled for July 16.

According to him, INEC is committed to the conduct of pre-election activities to perfect the Osun polls.

“The Commission is deploying a readiness assessment team to Osun State next week to assess our preparations. We will visit some of our local government offices in the state, hold meetings with our staff, we will also observe the mock accreditation of voters in some polling units across the three senatorial districts in the state,” the INEC Chairman added.

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