2 Varsity Dons Face Court Action Over Electoral Offences

INEC straightnews

Two university lecturers in Akwa Ibom State would soon be dragged to court by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for their alleged involvement in electoral offences during the 2019 general elections in the state.

The lecturers (names withheld) were engaged by INEC as Collation and Returning Officers during the elections.

The Akwa Ibom Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Mike Igini who told journalists in Uyo on Tuesday noted that the dons reportedly manipulated and falsified election results to produce outcomes contrary to the will of the people as expressed through the ballot.

Mr. Igini said following a formal request by the commission, the authorities of the affected institutions where the lecturers are employed released them to appear before an Investigative Panel set up by INEC Headquarters on the 12th and 26th of August, 2020.

The panel subsequently established a prima facie documentary evidence of deliberate criminal manipulation of election results against the Collation and Returning Officers.