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Why we can’t probe Mantu over rigging –INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it cannot investigate a former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, who recently confessed to rigging previous elections in the country in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The Electoral Act (Sections 149 and 150), gives INEC powers to prosecute electoral offenders but does not give the commission the power to make arrests and investigate electoral crimes.

The Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Mr. Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, told one of our correspondents on Saturday that “if any security agency sends a report to the commission regarding Mantu’s claim, then INEC will take action.”

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