Go tough on election riggers, Tambuwal charges NASS

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Tambuwal blames Manpower challenge, lack of regional for increased banditry
Aminu Tambuwal

…Says rigging is coup d’ etat

 By Dirisu Yakubu

Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has charged federal lawmakers to come up with legislation to treat election riggers as coup plotters, in a bid to checkmate the scourge of poll rigging in the country.

Governor Tambuwal gave the charge on Tuesday in a statement issued to mark the International Day of Democracy.

In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly set aside September 15 of every year as International Day of Democracy, with the sole aim of promoting the culture and tenets of democracy and invited member states and organizations to commemorate the day “in an appropriate manner that contributes to raising public awareness.”

According to Tambuwal, those who rig elections are no better than coup plotters, adding that unless appropriate legal sanctions are put in place, the war against rigging may be difficult to wage and prosecuted.

“Any electoral victory obtained other than through the…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper