The Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi, on Tuesday threatened to prosecute electoral offenders, together with some members of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, who erred within the simply concluded 2019 normal elections within the state.
Umahi made this identified shortly after receiving his certificates of return from INEC, which befell on the state headquarters of the fee in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital.
The governor who was accompanied by distinguished stakeholders of the state to the INEC headquarters, whereas making his speeches, expressed dismay over some position allegedly performed by some erring INEC officers which in keeping with him resulted in a chaotic situation which might have marred the election.
Umahi additionally advocated quick modification of electoral legal guidelines to avert the wanton killings of harmless individuals and destruction of properties ensuing from electoral violence.
He known as on the Nationwide Meeting to consider amending the legal guidelines to pave approach for digital voting in Nigeria, including that the nation has develop into so dangerous that some individuals would keep in a single place and elect any person that can’t be supported by the lots.
“We have to begin on time to amend our electoral legal guidelines. In superior nations, the legislation permits the serving authorities to conduct their primaries one yr earlier than the election. And the opposition will conduct their primaries two years to the election. This can assist us to dispose of all electoral violence.
“I’m going to prosecute all electoral offenders irrespective of whose ox is gored. It’s one thing that I’m going to pursue for a greater society and for a greater Nigeria. I’ve directed safety companies to offer me the small print of all of the hitches safety sensible. And if any INEC employees is concerned, I’ll transfer into their workplaces and demand for justice,” he acknowledged.
Earlier in a comment, the INEC, Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ebonyi state, Prof Godswill Obioma applauded the nice works of the governor within the state, including that his reelection was properly merited.
He, nevertheless, urged him to grab the chance of his second tenure to enhance on the marketing campaign of voters registration train, expressing dissatisfaction over poor voters turnout within the final normal election within the state.