YIAGA Africa has demanded the arrest and prosecution of INEC officials and their accomplices who have been implicated in electoral fraud during the off-circle governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States.
Vox9ja reports that the Civil Society Organization made the call in a preliminary report of the Watching The Vote (WTV) Working Group, signed by Director Programmes of Yiaga Africa, Dr. Asmau Maikudi and Cynthia Mbamalu, which highlights the collation and announcement of results of elections across the states.
CSOs Calls For Investigation Of Pre-filled Result Sheets
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has urged for a comprehensive inquiry into the occurrences of pre-filled results sheets during the governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi.
During a press conference in Abuja, the Convener of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, Yunusa Ya’u, emphasized the need for a thorough investigation into these incidents.
Ya’u specifically highlighted the discovery of pre-filled results sheets and a bag containing 1 million naira cash in Kogi’s Ogori Mangogo Local Government Area, where an individual was apprehended.
“There were also reports of filled result sheets in RA Eika/Ohizeni, Okehi LGA. Also in Adavi LGA, PU 044, RA01, there were reports of unavailability of election result sheets and failure to upload results on the iRev portal.
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“Situation Room calls for a thorough investigation of these incidents in order to preserve the integrity of the elections,” the association stated in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday.
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