In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, September, 2020

Drama As INEC Arrest Two College Lecturers…You Will not Imagine Why

Drama As INEC Arrest Two University Lecturers...You Won't Believe Why

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In line with PREMIUM TIMES, the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) in Akwa Ibom stated it’s set to arraign two college lecturers within the state for election fraud.

The fee advised journalists on Tuesday in Uyo that the lecturers, who had been collation and returning officers through the 2019 normal elections, allegedly “falsified election outcomes aimed toward producing outcomes opposite to the need of the folks as expressed by way of the poll”.

The textual content of the INEC briefing, signed by Odaro Aisien, the pinnacle of Voter Schooling and Publicity in Akwa Ibom state, didn’t, nonetheless, reveal the identification of the lecturers.

The lecturers had appeared earlier than an investigative panel arrange by INEC Headquarters, the assertion stated.

“The Panel subsequently established a prima facie documentary proof of deliberate felony manipulation of election outcomes towards the Collation/Returning Officers,”
INEC stated.

“They are going to be arraigned in Courtroom accordingly.”

“Whereas the unethical conduct of those lecturers doesn’t signify that of the general majority who labored diligently and with dignity as Collation Officers within the 2019 Basic Elections within the State, the Fee believes that each wrongful act that violates and threatens the sanctity of the poll should be punished,” the assertion added.

“This ought to be a lesson and a transparent message to all advert hoc Workers, significantly people who could be engaged as Supervising Presiding Officers (SPOs) and Collation/Returning Officers in future elections on this State in addition to different locations the place the Fee could be conducting elections within the days and months forward.”

The fee stated three of its officers who had been allegedly concerned in misconduct through the elections have been dismissed.

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Mike Igini, the resident electoral commissioner in Akwa Ibom, reputed for his zero tolerance for election fraud, had a fierce battle with highly effective politicians who had been stated to be bent on rigging the 2019 elections within the state.

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