National Human Right Commission Speaks On Rivers Re-Run Election

ballot-box2Ahead of the court ordered re-run elections in Rivers State, the National Human Rights Commission has reaffirmed it’s commitment to work with the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC and other Security Agencies to ensure that perpetrators of violence and electoral offences are prosecuted and punished.

In a statement signed by the Executive Secretary of the commission, Professor Bem Angwe, the commission warns political actors to play by the rules and avoid infringement of people’s right to freely elect leaders of their choice.

The statement adds that the commission will monitor the conduct of the elections on Saturday as part of efforts to ensure that the rights of voters in the state are respected.

Lambert Oparah
Deputy Director NHRC

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