Rivers by-election violence: Clark seeks punishment for electoral offenders (Nation)

Rivers by-election violence: Clark seeks punishment for electoral offenders (Nation)

A former Federal Commissioner of Information Chief Edwin Clark yeaterday called for severe sanctions for perpetrators of electoral offences.

Revewing the cancelled River state by-election owing to violence, Clark told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that “what happened in Rivers has been going on in many places; and people perpetrate violence in elections and we have it over and over because there are no sanctions.

“That is why Uwais report suggested that there should be special courts so that anybody who misbehaves during elections is arrested and dealt with.

“We are yet to have that. But I learnt there is a bill on that at the National Assembly, and I believe once this bill is passed into law, it would reduce cases of violence in elections. Read more

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