INEC to establish a prosecution unit to combat electoral malpractices in Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission-INEC says it will establish a prosecution unit, with staff trained in the dynamics of electoral offence cases in order to combat electoral malpractices in Nigeria.

INEC said this is one of the many innovations brought into the commission’s work as it implements a new five-year strategic action plan from 2017 to 2021.

The new line of focus guiding Nigeria’s electoral umpire through the next election, was unveiled during the launch of the five-year strategic plan of action in Abuja.

Speaking at the event, INEC’s Chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu, stated the importance of the innovation and also highlighted the fact that grassroot voter education is critical in countering ‘money for votes’ politics, hence the need for maximum voter education ahead of the coming elections.

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