CSOs, observers urge INEC to prosecute staff involved in election malpractice
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Coalition of Domestic Observers in Plateau have urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to prosecute any of its staff involved in electoral malpractice. The leader of the groups, Godwin Okoko, told newsmen at a news conference in Jos on Wednesday, that some INEC staff allegedly compromised during the elections. “We had 12 roving observers in the Northern Senatorial Zone of the state, 13 roving observers in Central Senatorial Zone and 15 roving observers in Southern Senatorial Zone of the state,” he said. He, however, commended INEC for early arrival of officials, sensitive and non-sensitive materials and early set up of polling units and voting points. “Smart card readers in almost 98 per cent of polling units visited were functional, compared to the challenges encountered in the Presidential and National Assembly elections.