Group calls for Mantu’s prosecution

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A coalition of civil society groups, #OurMumuDonDo, on Friday staged a protest at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja during which they called for the prosecution of a former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, for electoral malpractices.

The group in a letter to INEC Chairman said that the former Peoples Democratic Party chieftain should be arraigned for subverting the will of the people during several elections.

It read, “As we have mentioned in our previous engagements with the INEC, the number of Nigerians going to the polling booths have been in a consistent decline since 2003 and the reason for this, among other disturbing factors, is the downright rigging of elections, which blatantly infringes on the right of the Nigerian people to freely exercise their franchise.

“It is therefore imperative that the electoral umpire, the INEC, the Attorney-General of the Federation, and the law enforcement agencies, rise to this clarion call to prosecute Senator Mantu and all his accomplices.”

Mantu, had in an interview on Channels Television, confessed to have rigged several elections for his former party, the PDP, by inducing electoral officials to falsify results and violate the electoral laws.

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