Charly Boy’s Group Demands Ibrahim Mantu’s Prosecution

Charly Boy’s Group Demands Ibrahim Mantu’s Prosecution

By Chidozie Ogbonnaya

Chaly Boy’s group, popularly known as OurMumuDonDo on Friday demanded the prosecution of former Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, over his rigging claim recently.

The Charles Oputa-led Civil Society coalition made the demand in a visit to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Abuja, stressing that Mantu should be prosecuted for electoral malpractices.

In a letter to the INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, the group said Mantu should be arraigned for allegedly “subverting the will of the people during several elections.”

The letter reads, “This is a good opportunity for the electoral commission to demonstrate its resolve to prosecute electoral offenders as a deterrent to others.”

“As we have mentioned in our previous engagements with the INEC, the number of Nigerians going to the polling booths has been in a consistent decline since 2003 and the reason for this, among other disturbing factors, is the downright rigging of elections — a vile act which blatantly infringes on the right of the Nigerian people to freely exercise their franchise.

“It is therefore imperative that the electoral umpire, the INEC, the Attorney-General of the Federation, and the law enforcement agencies, rise to this clarion call to prosecute Senator Mantu and all his accomplices.”


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