Friday, 16 December 2016

Rivers rerun: Those caught in audio record must be punished – Peterside

Peterside

The Director- General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Dakuku Peterside, on Friday called for the prosecution of all those involved in the audio recording alleging electoral malpractices.

A statement by Peterside’s media office in Abuja said that the audio
recording showed top officials of Rivers government allegedly offering bribe to INEC officials during the re-run legislative elections in the state.

It said that the allegation contained in the audio record was weighty and needed to be unravelled to serve as deterrent to others and safeguard democratic tenets in the country.

The office noted that the audio tape which had gone viral on the internet, if not checked, would amount to “abuse of the honour and trust reposed on such officials.”

The statement added that the allegation was a misuse of power bestowed on the elected and appointed officials by the people .

The office, therefore, called on the officials linked with the audio tape to come out to give a true picture of what transpired and apologise to Rivers people.

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