INEC ARRAIGNS TWO LECTURERS FOR ELECTORAL FRAUD IN AKWA IBOM
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has arraigned two university lecturers for electoral fraud in Akwa Ibom.
The INEC Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity, in Akwa Ibom State, Odaro Aisien, made this known in a statement to journalists on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020.
He revealed that the lecturers who were collating and returning officers during the 2019 general elections manipulated and falsified election results.
Aisien, however, did not reveal the identity of the lecturers.
“The Panel subsequently established a prima facie documentary evidence of deliberate criminal manipulation of election results against the Collation/Returning Officers.
“They will be arraigned in Court accordingly,” Aisien said.
The INEC Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity, said three of its officials who were involved in misconduct during the elections have been dismissed.
Aisien added that prior to the 2019 general elections, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State, Mike Igini, had repeatedly warned all INEC staff, to avoid and shun all acts likely to compromise the electoral process.