3 Lecturers Prosecuted By INEC for Manipulating 2019 Elections

Mike Igini, Akwa Ibom, resident electoral commissioner for The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the commission is currently prosecuting 3 tertiary institution lecturers who worked as collation and returning officers in the Akwa Ibom 2019 elections.#

“The lecturers who were engaged as collation and returning officers during the 2019 general election were reported to have manipulated and falsified election results aimed at producing outcomes contrary to the will of the people as expressed through the ballot,” Igini said.

“Following a formal request by the commission, the authorities of the affected institutions released the lecturers to appear before an investigative panel set up by INEC headquarters on the 12th and 26th August, 2020.

“The panel subsequently established a prima facie documentary evidence of deliberate criminality (and) manipulation of election results against the collation and returning officers. They will be arraigned in court accordingly,” he said

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