INEC Set To Sue Politicians, Others Over False Allegations


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it is studying wild allegations made against the commission during the 2019 general elections for the possibility of taking culprits to court.
The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Enugu, Dr Emeka Onomadu, who said this during a post election media briefing at INEC office Independent Layout, Enugu, yesterday, warned that INEC was not ready to condone reckless allegations that cast aspersion on the electoral process.
“Although, certain political groups effortlessly tried to falsely label INEC, security agencies and Central Bank in an attempt to find to find one way or the other to scuttle the process, the maturity exhibited by citizens was enough to send their plans to the cleaners.
“I am also studying those wide allegations for possibilities of seeking court redress because it is not politicians for possibilities of seeking court redress because it is not only politician that can always take INEC to court.
“INEC and its staff also have a name to protect; we are not going to tolerate reckless allegations that can cast aspersion on our democracy and electoral process. We are moving towards a direction when nobody will get away with any unsubstantiated allegation that robs off on the credibility of an election.”
He thanked all stakeholders who participated in the election in the state for displaying, “a rare attitude in this era of extreme political rascality displayed in different states during this election, which made the job of extremely difficult for most of my skilled colleagues in other states.
“This is a testimony that democracy is reaching its maturity stage in Enugu and we hope that other parts of Nigeria will emulate the level of peaceful conduct exhibited during the general election.”
Onomadu, who bemoaned the level of voter apathy which was witnessed in the state during both the presidential and gubernatorial election in the state called on the people to objectively access the activities of the commission in the state.