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Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by Emelcee: 8:15am On Sep 16
The Independent National Electoral Commission has commenced the arraignment of electoral officials indicted in the just concluded general elections in Akwa Ibom state.

Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Akwa Ibom State, Barr. Mike Igini, had vowed that all officials, including INEC staff, lecturers and other categories of Adhoc staff involved in any form of sharp practice to circumvent the will of the people of the state, would be brought to book.

A release issued by the an official of the commission, Odaro Aisien on Tuesday, revealed that the electoral body has "dismissed three (3) members of staff of the Commission in Akwa Ibom State office who were fingered in misconduct during the elections.

The 2019 elections in Akwa Ibom had been generally peaceful, except for some parts of Essien Udim where the electoral umpires admitted abduction, hijack of materials and other sharp practices, leading to the rerun in the area in February 2020.

Top on the list of those being arraigned are University lecturers indicted in the act of malpractice when they were engaged as Collation and Returning Officers during the elections.

According to the release, they were reported to have manipulated and falsified election results to produce outcomes contrary to the will of the people as expressed through the ballot.

"Following a formal request by the Commission, the authorities of the affected institutions released the lecturers to appear before an Investigative Panel set up by INEC Headquarters on the 12th and 26th August, 2020.

"The Panel subsequently established a prima facie documentary evidence of deliberate criminal manipulation of election results against the Collation/Returning Officers...who will be "arraigned in Court accordingly".

Similarly, the staff who were suspended "had appeared before the Appointment, Promotion and Disciplinary Committee (APDC) of the Commission that found them culpable of acts of gross misconduct and accordingly dismissed them in line with extant rules".

It would be recalled the State REC had warned politicians in Akwa Ibom to desist from bribing electoral officials, and had promised to bring all agents of electoral violence and malpractice to book before, during and after the 2019 general elections, in tandem with his policy of zero tolerance for corruption.

The release points that State REC had assured that every wrongful act that violates and threatens the sanctity of the ballot will be punished to serve as a deterrent to others.

"This should be a lesson and a clear message to all ad hoc Staff, particularly those that would be engaged as Supervising Presiding Officers (SPOs) and Collation/Returning Officers in future elections in this State as well as other places where the Commission would be conducting elections in the days and months ahead.

"Poll Officials must observe the highest principles of ethical standards required of them", the release advised.

"It would be recalled that prior to the 2019 general elections, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Akwa Ibom State, Mike Igini Esq, had repeatedly warned all electoral personnel, both permanent and ad hoc, to shun acts likely to compromise the electoral process and undermine the efforts of the Commission and the confidence of the electorate".

"He had stressed on several occasion that the Commission, under his watch, would take all administrative and legal actions against any and all who deviate from established electoral guidelines and principles".
https://www.channelstv.com/2020/09/15/inec-to-arraign-two-university-dons-for-electoral-offences/amp/

Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by SpecTTraP: 8:18am On Sep 16
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Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by SmartProf(m): 8:19am On Sep 16
This time around, INEC was not inconclusive.

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Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by Abouwaza(m): 8:36am On Sep 16
I no know who worst pass
Yakub or Iwu
Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by olaolulazio(m): 8:40am On Sep 16
INEC oooo
Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by ABIAman4Chino: 8:41am On Sep 16
Fear of sanctions... Hahahahahahaha

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Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by inoki247: 8:41am On Sep 16
when are they dismissing all d one that play the inconclusive role
Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by MarveworldNG: 8:41am On Sep 16
Hope INEC also fight corruption in Edo with same energy. Best candidate wins



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Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by Donlamzy(m): 8:42am On Sep 16
Okay thanks, next
Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by Awol1(m): 8:42am On Sep 16
I like this Mike Igini of a guy.

A no-nonsense human. Stood against all of Akpabio's brimstones without blinking.

I would love to see him head INEC.

I want to see an INEC that even if I loose election myself, I'd be sure I lost due to my being unpopular and not because some unscrupulous electoral officials has collected money to rewrite results and declare my votes as canceled votes.

BTW, I saw the Ondo REC on TV after that fire and the way that man was blinking his eyes, I concluded he has sold the election. Looking like a thief and untrustworthy. They should give him close marking. I wonder how he got his appointment.

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Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by ABIAman4Chino: 8:42am On Sep 16
Fear of US visa restrictions

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Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by EyezofGod120: 8:42am On Sep 16
grin nonsense
Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by wonuks(m): 8:42am On Sep 16
Inec Clap for yourself.

Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by powalez: 8:43am On Sep 16
This is the only bad news coming from Akwa ibom for sometime now, meanwhile,where is our dammnnn nigar?
Abi him never wake up?
And I took part in that election as a corps member too and collected my kpim from both parties but my name is not on the list,I was about calling my Apos so we can flee but thank God our names no dey,that money no even fit do anything for me,I now know why politicians no dey use money do anything, imagine me getting more than 500k for an election and I can't point at anything I used it for,
The wey I chop APC money still worked against them ehn, I hate desperados
They wanted to win the state by all means and their approach was too bad,using violence
Abeg make I stop
Akwa ibom bin sweet that year,
Onna was too good
Blessing did all the loving, infact,I almost married her there,she did everything right,both bedmatics and cooking
I love that state

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Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by ABIAman4Chino: 8:43am On Sep 16
They should start with Kogi and Osun state elections

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Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by Duplik8t77(m): 8:44am On Sep 16
I thought zombies said "who cares about the USA"

Awon Eleribu gbogbo

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Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by Elslim: 8:44am On Sep 16
Good
Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by saaphiere(f): 8:44am On Sep 16
Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by Freestainworld(m): 8:44am On Sep 16
so the officials don't have name, they will prosecute the wind.

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Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by moneybag73: 8:45am On Sep 16
THE FEAR OF USA NIGERIA NIGHTMARE

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Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by NaijaOlosho(f): 8:45am On Sep 16
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Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by Samsimple(m): 8:45am On Sep 16
Na wa ohhh
Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by milkymouth(m): 8:45am On Sep 16
Na them
Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by Ay77(m): 8:47am On Sep 16
Who gave out the bribe nko??
Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by mamotalk: 8:53am On Sep 16
Abouwaza:
I no know who worst pass
Yakub or Iwu
Yakubu now. that man supposed do land for ICJ for the bad things they did in Osun, Kano, Kogi all in the name of election.

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Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by Oxtonguy: 8:53am On Sep 16
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Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by chrisxxx(m): 8:54am On Sep 16
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Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by nBag(m): 8:55am On Sep 16
Awol1:
I like this Mike Igini of a guy.

A no-nonsense human. Stood against all of Akpabio's brimstones without blinking.

I would love to see him head INEC.

I want to see an INEC that even if I loose election myself, I'd be sure I lost due to my being unpopular and not because some unscrupulous electoral officials has collected money to rewrite results and declare my votes as canceled votes.

BTW, I saw the Ondo REC on TV after that fire and the way that man was blinking his eyes, I concluded he has sold the election. Looking like a thief and untrustworthy. They should give him close marking. I wonder how he got his appointment.

it's a game of chess. the igini man I know since from oshiomole election in Edo. has been stubborn to the FG and everybody even the inec he works for can't try him. the man knows what will topple Governments that's why them dey do am kpelekpele. he has them by the balls.

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Re: Inec Dismisses 3, Arraigns University Dons For Electoral Offenses In Akwa Ibom by Promoter2: 8:55am On Sep 16
Good to know.


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