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Anambra Election: Group Demands Sanctions For Security Operatives, Electoral Officials Involved In Fraud

A civic organization, Yiaga Africa, has called on the leadership of the security agencies in Nigeria to investigate and charge to court all security operatives who engaged in violation of human rights and gross misconduct during the Anambra State governorship election on November 6.
It also called on the electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to punish its erring staff who participated in electoral malpractices during the election.

This was revealed in its statement called “Watching The Vote” delivered at Transcorp Hilton Abuja on Monday.
A copy of the statement signed by the Executive Director, Samson Itodo and a Board Member, Ezenwa Nwagwu, was made available to SaharaReporters on Tuesday.
Yiaga Africa also stated, “incidents of intimidation, harassment or violence towards women voters, polling officials, security, party agents or observe at 7% of polling units observed.”
It call on the security to “investigate and prosecute all security personnel involved in gross misconduct and electoral fraud especially the misconduct of police officers in the reported incident in Orumba North local government area.”
Addressing INEC, Yiaga Africa said, “sanction all its staff accused of complicity and conspiracy with political actors and security agents to falsify election, especially Mrs Comfort Omoregie.”
 



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