Sunday , October 1 2023

Election Violence: SERAP Asks INEC To Investigate Govs & Deputies Or Face Legal Action

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, to urgently seek the appointment of an independent counsel to investigate allegations of electoral violence and other electoral offences including bribery against any state governors and their deputies during the just concluded general elections.

In the letter by SERAP deputy director, Kolawole Oluwadare, the organization said by allegedly engaging in electoral violence and other electoral offences, suspected perpetrators and their sponsors have clearly acted in violation of constitutional provisions, international standards, and the Electoral Act.

SERAP said identifying, arresting, investigating, and prosecuting those suspected of perpetrating electoral violence and other electoral offences during the 2023 general elections would act as a deterrent against electoral violence in future elections.

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