Vanguard News: INEC may face Mass Resignation due to Harassment

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By BellaNaija.com

Vanguard is reporting that some Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, and National Commissioners of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may be considering resignation following alleged intimidation, harassment and threat to life by security agencies during the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections.

State electoral commissioners and national commissioners allege that at the height of the intimidation and harassment they were faced with, they looked up to the national chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, who was also under intense pressure and massive attack from high profile individuals.

Vanguard sources close to the RECs and national commissioners claim that some of them were held hostage during the February 23rd elections and even subjected to hoodlums when security personnel attached to them curiously disappeared when their services were most needed.

Another Vanguard source claims that in the far north, the results released did not reflect the actual votes cast, especially in Borno and Zamfara, as a result of military harassment.

 

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