Mutiu Agboke, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Oyo State, has said officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), who are found to be corrupt, risk being sacked and prosecuted.
Agboke who gave the warning today in Ibadan at the maiden Ramadan lecture organised by the commission, said that INEC would not hesitate in sacking and prosecuting any of its staff involved in corrupt practices.
He said the mandate of the commission was to make election processes transparent, impartial, credible, free and fair.
“INEC has no interest in any of the political parties but to carry out its constitutional responsibilities. Officers who compromise the process risk sack and prosecution. Any INEC personnel that compromises the process risks his or her job and will be jailed. The commission is trying its best as regards the welfare of staff and it is looking inward to improve on the welfare package. All these are to ensure that our staff do not look up to some politicians for inducement of any kind,’’ he said.