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NHRC Demands Perpetrators of Election Violence Prosecuted

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Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu on Sunday said the NHRC received complaints which recorded that three percent of the polling units across the country witnessed violence during Saturday’s elections.

Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja on the state of the elections based on the complaints received by the commission, he said those behind the violence, including attacks and snatching of ballot boxes and materials, should be arrested and prosecuted.

He disclosed that vote-buying was recorded in Lagos, Imo, Sokoto, Jigawa, Edo, Nasarawa, Jigawa, and Kogi states.

He said in Kogi State, a party agent was allegedly shot by an opposition party agent.

Ojukwu said in Rivers and Lagos States, there were reports of ballot snatching and attacks on officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and voters.

He said there was a 92 percent record of successful accreditation with the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).

He urged the INEC to ensure that those disenfranchised are able to vote in the rescheduled elections as disenfranchisement is a violation of the right to vote.

(Daily Trust)

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