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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dragged three University lecturers to court in Akwa Ibom over alleged electoral malpractices during the 2019 general elections.

The state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igini, disclosed this on Tuesday while addressing reporters at the commission’s headquarters in Uyo Tuesday.

Igini also revealed that three staff of the commission have been sacked for their involvement in electoral malpractices.

He said the commission had to take the action because of the unsustainable belief by some members of the public that the commission does not sanction persons involved in electoral malpractices during elections.

He regretted that, despite the training given to the electoral officers and staff of the commission, they went a different way in involving themselves in unethical conduct by manipulating and falsifying election results thereby producing outcomes that were contrary to the will of the people.

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