Over the years, Nigeria has experienced elections that are bedeviled with electoral malpractices, electoral corruption, and more worrisome, electoral violence. As a cardinal feature in a democracy, elections should in all sense be free, fair, credible and transparent. It should guarantee the rights of voters to choose their leaders and ensure that the process is not manipulated at the expense of the will of the people. This has not been the case, with previous elections witnessing increasing cases of electoral offences from the pre-election phase to Election Day and the post-election phase. This necessitated the National Electoral Offences Commission (Establishment) Bill currently in the National Assembly. The Bill provides a framework on what constitute electoral offences and how to effectively prosecute electoral offenders.

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