The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will prosecute 215 cases of electoral offences committed during the 2023 general elections nationwide.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, stated this while addressing all the Resident Electoral Commissioners at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
According to Mahmood, the electoral body will work closely with the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) which he said is willing to prosecute the cases free of charge, as the commission filters records of electoral offenders.
He added that the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines deployed for accreditation performed optimally, stating that the 2023 general elections produced the most diverse National Assembly ever.
Yakubu said commission has refrained from commenting on validity and fairness of the previous election as most of the issues are still in court.