Tension As Uduaghan, Shagari, Iwu Indicted For Fresh Offence

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has indicted Emmanuel Uduaghan, former governor  of Delta state; Mukhtari Shagari, former minister of water resources; and Maurice Iwu, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for alleged electoral offences.

The NHRC stated this in a report it released at its headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.

It stated that the individuals and institutions were among those indicted by the election petitions tribunals and appellate judicial bodies which sat on cases that arose from the 2007 and 2011 election cycles.

In the final report of past decisions in electoral cases which NHRC released under an exercise termed: ‘Electoral Accountability Project/and Electoral Impunity Project’, Bem Angwe, executive secretary of the commission, said the organisation had over 118 indictments ranging from the political class, individuals and institutions for electoral offences

He said the report was a follow up to an earlier report presented in 2014 where a list of those indicted was forwarded to the attorney-general of the federation for necessary actions.

With the finalisation of this report, that list has been upgraded and will also be sent to the AGF and state attorneys-general,” he said.

“We hope necessary steps will be taken to ensure that these people or institutions indicted are held accountable for their infractions during the 2007 and 2011 elections.”

The executive secretary said that holding them accountable would surely curb electoral impunity in the country.

 

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