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We'll prosecute 25 of our staff indicted in Rivers re-run - INEC

We'll prosecute 25 of our staff indicted in Rivers re-run - INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has resolved to discipline 25 personnel indicted in the December 10 Rivers state re-run elections.

INEC said that the indicted members of staff of the commission were going to be prosecuted by the police for their alleged role in the re-run.

A statement by Solomon Soyebi, INEC National Commissioner, said that internal disciplinary measures would be taken against the members of staff
He said that the commission received the Report of the Joint Police/DSS Special Investigation Panel on the Rivers state re-run elections of December 10, 2016.

From the Report, INEC gathered that the Police have concluded their investigations and 25 INEC staff who were indicted will be prosecuted.

“The commission has resolved to fully co-operate with the Police in this process,’’ he said.

He said that in addition and without prejudice to their prosecution, the indicted INEC staff will also face the Commission’s internal disciplinary process.

“The commission wishes to reiterate very clearly that it will not shield any of its staff that engages in any conduct that will undermine the integrity of the electoral process.’’

Soyebi said that the commission also considered the Report of its Administrative Inquiry into re-run and accepted its recommendations that all the indicted staff should face internal disciplinary action for gross misconduct, dereliction of duty and negligence.


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