The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says it has received Two Hundred and Fifteen Case Files from the Nigerian Police Force following conclusion of investigation into electoral offenses arising from the 2023 General Election.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu stated this in Abuja during a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners from the Thirty Six States and FCT.
Professor Yakubu said the Commission was looking at all the evidences of infractions during the election including the prosecution of offenders and activities of all actors including high ranking officials.
According to the INEC Boss, the Commission is working with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commissionn, ICPC on the prosecution of cases relating to vote buying and associated violations.
He said the Commission commenced reviewing of the 2023 general election with State Resident Electoral Commissioners because of their critical roles in the conduct of the polls.
Professor Yakubu stressed that the commission had received reports from Fifty Four Accredited national and International Observers and pledged to give equal prominence to all reports.
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According to him, the Commission will review them to ensure that necessary lessons are learnt from their conclusions and recommendations.
He stressed that the Commission would continue to count on the support of stakeholders to improve the nation’s electoral process.
Professor Yakubu Commended the contributions of State Resident Electoral Commissioners towards the successful conduct of the last general election adding that the commission was preparing for Three off cycle governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States scheduled for 11th November 2023.
Kayode Oyedare, Edited By Grace Namiji
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