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Human rights group warns against compromising rescheduled elections

By Anayo Okoli

UMUAHIA—A SOUTH-EAST based human rights and rule of law organization, Intersociety, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari, the ruling APC and Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to ensure that the rescheduled March 23rd inconclusive polls in six states are not manipulated in any way using security agents, to avoid throwing the country into avoidable crisis.

Intersociety warned that if what it called “recent broad day armada of rigging and militarization of the 2019 Presidential, National Assembly, Governorship and State Assembly Polls” is allowed in the rescheduled elections, it could trigger off crisis leading to insecurity in the concerned states.

In a statement signed by the chairman of Intersociety, Emeka Umeagbalasi, the group called on INEC in particular not to allow itself to be used to cause crisis in the states involved by ensuring that the people’s votes genuinely count and are not manipulated.

 


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