The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmud Yakubu has vowed to expose and prosecute staff of the Commission involved in the 23 billion naira Rivers election bribery scam.
Yakubu was speaking in Lagos at the beginning of a week-long retreat for INEC Commissioners.
The election left a negative impression in the minds of observers. Before the Rivers debacle the Commission was still contending with issues that cropped up during and after most elections that took place after the 2015 general election.
Not done with the violence that marred the Rivers legislative election, Professor Abubakar Momoh, Director National Electoral Institute stated that electoral offenders will henceforth be prosecuted and perpetrators of violence will be made to face the full weight of the law. Professor Mamoud said that 120 electoral offenders are presently being prosecuted by INEC.
The Independent National Electoral Commission led by Professor Yakub Mahmud might be under pressure to surpass the achievements recorded by his predecessor, Professor Atahiru Jega.