INEC Vows To Punish Officials For Illegalities

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has revealed that it would punish ad-hoc staff or collation personnel who may have been found wanting of any form of illegality in the conduct of the presidential and National Assembly elections last Saturday.

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made this revelation at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, on Saturday in Abuja.

According to him, it will begin with not engaging those involved in wrongdoing in next Saturday’s governorship election.

“All staff found to be negligent, whether they are regular or ad hoc officials, including Collation and Returning Officers, must not be involved in forthcoming elections.

“RECs must also immediately initiate disciplinary action where prima facie evidence of wrongdoing has been established,” Yakubu said.

Yakubu also told the RECs that it was important for the electoral body to review performances from Saturday’s election.

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