Election Offences: Activist Canvasses for Creation of Mobile Courts

A woman activist, Hajiya Halima Baba, has called for the establishment of mobile courts to prosecute those involved in electoral offences nationwide.

Baba, who is with Women empowerment Development Network, made the call on Thursday in Sokoto.

According to her, tribunal would ensure prompt prosecution of offenders and deter others from jeopardising the forthcoming general election.

She said the tribunal should be empowered to prosecute political thugs, ownership of multiple voter cards, unauthorised possession of the card, tampering of the electoral process among others.

The activist advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to step-up the issuance of the Permanent Voter cards to ensure that no eligible voter was denied the chance to vote.

Baba urged the commission to come up with more stringent measures that would prevent election rigging, so as to allow the choice of Nigerians to prevail.

She also advised the commission to ensure that all registered voters displaced by insurgency were allowed to vote.

The woman activist appealed to politicians to play responsible politics that would promote peaceful, transparent and acceptable elections on March 28 and April 11.

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