NLNG Corporate Respect banner First bank FinTech summit Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

INEC disciplines 25 staff over Rivers re-run

By News Express on 24/02/2017

Gmail icon

Views: 1,576

•INEC National Commissioner Solomon Soyebi.
•INEC National Commissioner Solomon Soyebi.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has resolved to discipline 25 personnel indicted in the December 10 Rivers state re-run elections.

INEC said that the indicted members of staff of the commission were going to be prosecuted by the police for their alleged role in the re-run.

A statement by Mr. Solomon Soyebi, INEC National Commissioner, said that internal disciplinary measures would be taken against the members of staff.

He said that the Commission received the Report of the Joint Police/DSS Special Investigation Panel on the Rivers State Re-Run elections of 10th December 2016.

From the Report, INEC gathered that the police have concluded their investigations and 25 INEC staff who were indicted will be prosecuted.

“The Commission has resolved to fully co-operate with the police in this process,” he said.

He said that in addition and without prejudice to their prosecution, the indicted INEC staff will also face the Commission’s internal disciplinary process.

“The Commission wishes to reiterate very clearly that it will not shield any of its staff that engages in any conduct that will undermine the integrity of the electoral process.’’

Soyebi said that the Commission also considered the Report of its Administrative Inquiry into re-run and accepted its recommendations that all the indicted staff should face internal disciplinary action for gross misconduct, dereliction of duty and negligence.

“The Commission also accepted the recommendation to commend a number of ad-hoc and permanent staff, as well as security officials who performed exceptionally well under very difficult circumstances of the elections.”

He commended Prof Ralph Echebiri and Prof. Oji O. Ekemankama both of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike who served in Rivers West and East Senatorial Districts respectively.

He also commended Aguna Isaac and Ademola Oluwatoba who are members of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who served as Presiding Officers.

The Commission will offer the two youth corps members automatic employment at the Commission on completion of their service, he promised.

He praised the police for their exemplary conduct and professionalism.

“Arising from the lessons learnt, the Commission will carry out a major overhaul of the entire Rivers State INEC office.’’

The Commission also approved the time-able and schedule of activities for the Anambra State governorship election, scheduled for Saturday 18th November, 2017.

Source News Express

Posted 24/02/2017 1:07:37 PM





You may also like...
Ndigbo in APC and avoidable sincerity of deceit,...

Abia to unveil health sector road map soon,...

Ondo Police suspends 2 officers over woman’s death...

Adamawa distributes free radio to IDPs

Bloodbath as teenage bomber kills over 50 in...

FG to pay salaries from the 25th of...

Cross River State judiciary workers suspend strike

The Chibuike Amaechi questions


Company issues dud cheque to Lagos State Internal...

Buhari condemns increased killing of journalists globally

Reps Chief Whip aborts move to compel Buhari...


Latest News NGOs’ covert agenda, By Modu Ba’ana Buhari: President for the vulnerable, By Danliti Goga Kwankwaso escapes lynching in Kano Harvest of promotions in Police: 6 AIGs now DIGs, 14 CPs promoted AIGs, 230 SPs, others also benefit Reps spot discrepancies in Accountant-General’s budget Crocodile Smile IV: Military declares war on oil thieves, kidnappers in South-West Police parades 81 suspected kidnappers, robbers, recover N10m ransom How we plotted kidnap of lawmaker from prison — Suspects Nigerians groan as Meter Asset Provider fails under new Power Minister $9.6bn P&ID scam: 2 Britons arraigned in Abuja, remanded in prison custody Ex-Niger Delta agitators protest in Abuja Melaye, Adeyemi to battle for Kogi West Senatorial seat on November 16 — INEC


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (552,466 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (447,980 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (395,723 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (331,195 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (299,549 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (266,528 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (256,409 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (253,796 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (235,329 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (221,490 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (198,914 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (196,039 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (105) Business & Economy (4,505) Business Verdict (85) Columnists (1,131) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (218) Entertainment (693) Features (837) Global Business Monitor (471) ICT Monitor (66) International (4,103) Interview (205) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (174) Maggie's Blog (452) News (52,941) Opinion (1,402) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,593) Religion (1,112) Sports (2,198) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera