Reactions have continue to trail the leaked audio recording of alleged bribery and threat to life in last Saturday's Rivers re-run. The Director- General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, on Friday called for the prosecution of all those involved in electoral malpractices.
A statement by Peterside’s media office in Abuja said that the audio recording showed top officials of Rivers government allegedly offering bribe to INEC officials during the re-run elections in the state.
It said that the allegation contained in the audio record was weighty and needed to be unravelled to serve as deterrent to others and safeguard democratic tenets in the country.
The office noted that the audio tape which had gone viral on the internet, if not checked, would amount to ‘’abuse of the honour and trust reposed on such officials’’.
The statement added that the allegations remained portrayed misuse of power bestowed by the people on elected and appointed officials.
The office, therefore, called on the officials linked with the audio tape to come out to give a true picture of what transpired and apologise to Rivers people.