Group calls for arrest, prosecution of Akpabio over manipulation of Akwa Ibom senatorial election, Says; Convicted INEC UNICAL Prof worked for him

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Group calls for arrest, prosecution of Godswill Akpabio over manipulation of Akwa Ibom senatorial election, Says; Convicted INEC UNICAL Prof worked for him
Group calls for arrest, prosecution of Godswill Akpabio over manipulation of Akwa Ibom senatorial election, Says; Convicted INEC UNICAL Prof worked for him
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The Election Transparency Group (ETG) has called for the arrest and prosecution of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, over his involvement in the falsification of results of the Akwa Ibom North-West senatorial election in 2019.

A High Court in Akwa Ibom State had sentenced Peter Ogban, a professor of soil science at the University of Calabar, to three years in prison for manipulation the election results.

Ogban was the returning officer in the Akwa Ibom North West senatorial election in 2019. He was prosecuted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and found guilty of altering results of the election to favour Senator Akpabio who was the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Senator Chris Ekpeyong.

Akpabio at the senate committee
A PRESENTATION BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF NIGER DELTA AFFAIRS TO THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NDDC OVER ALLEGATION OF FINANCIAL MALFEASANCE AND OTHER ACTIVITIES IN THE NIGER DELTA DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (NDDC) HELD AT THE MEETING ROOM 447, NEW BUILDING EXTENSION, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX, ABUJA ON MONDAY, 20TH JULY, 2020

ETG, in a release issued on Saturday and signed by its Convener, Dr. Kazeem Adekunle, asked how the INEC returning officer will be jailed while the person for whom he committed the electoral fraud is a minister.

The group said it is on record that Akpabio was the mastermind of the criminal act for which Prof Ogban was jailed. He (Akpabio) was the beneficiary of the fake over 61,000 votes recorded for APC in Essien Udim Local Government where 19, 455 voters were accredited.

It is our opinion that it is hypocrically on the side of INEC for the commission to have prosecuted only Prof Ogban, leaving Senator Akpabio, who was the mastermind and beneficiary of the electoral fraud untouched.

That the same Akpabio is even occupying the exalted office of a Minister and member of the Federal Executive Council is an insult on the collective sensibility of Nigerians.

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It is also another clear confirmation of the deceit in President Muhammadu Buhari’s to fight against corruption.

We therefore demand that Senator Godswill Akpabio be arrested and made to face trial for being the sponsor of the criminal act on which the executioner, Prof Ogban has been jailed.

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