Sunday, February 5, 2023

2023: House Of Reps To Probe Attacks On INEC Assets

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The House of Representatives has set up an ad hoc committee to investigate the attacks on offices and facilities belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) across Nigeria.

At the plenary on Wednesday, the House “condemn(s) all forms of attack on the facilities and buildings of the Federal Government in the country, particularly attacks on the facilities and infrastructure of the INEC”

The House also urged politicians and stakeholders to admonish their supporters to refrain from attacks and violence before or during the 2023 general election.

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Also, the lawmakers urged the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Department of State Services, and other security agencies to synergise with the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to “identify, investigate, arrest and prosecute the perpetrators behind the attacks.”

While urging politicians and the police to uphold various peace accords signed across the countries, the lawmakers called on the police to “avoid being partisan in the provision of security for politicians and other stakeholders.”

Furthermore, the House resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to “investigate the remote and immediate cause of the incessant inferno on (sic) INEC offices in different parts of the country and report back within three weeks for further legislative action.”

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These resolutions were based on the motion moved by a member of the House, Kunle Olanrewaju, titled, ‘Need to condemn attacks on offices and facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission.’

After the motion was adopted, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, set up a panel to carry out the task.

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