Electoral Process Incomplete Without Offences Commission – THISDAYLIVE

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By Chuks Okocha and Udora Orizu in Abuja

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, lent support to the bill seeking the establishment of an electoral offences commission to prosecute election offenders, saying the electoral process cannot be complete without such a commission.

Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this in Abuja at a one-day public hearing on the “Bill for an Act to Establish National Electoral Offences Commission to Provide for the Legal Framework for Investigation and Prosecution of Electoral Offences for the general Improvement of the Electoral Process in Nigeria.”

Yakubu said the proposed law…



Source: Thisday Newspaper