INEC to prosecute 1 million voters

ABUJA— AT least one million suspects are to be prosecuted for electoral offences arising from the 2011 voter registration and general elections, the Chairman, INEC Board of Electoral Institute, Prof. Lai Olurode, has said.

Olurode, who is also National Commissioner of INEC in charge of Training and Research, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, yesterday, in Abuja said the prosecution had been “a big problem”, because of paucity of funds and manpower. He said the Independent National Electoral Commission was collaborating with the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, to facilitate the prosecution at minimal costs, adding that Bauchi, Zamfara, Gombe and Bayelsa were among states with the highest number of suspects.


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