Barr. Mike Igini, Resident Electoral Commissioner, INEC, Akwa Ibom state.

Professors working at the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, will be charged to court soon over alleged involvement in election malpractices during the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission says.

The professors who will be charged with election malpractices are working at the federal government owned university.

They affected professors worked as ad hoc staff for the Independent National Electoral Commission during the 2019 elections which were held between February and March.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in Akwa Ibom state, Barr. Mike Igini, who has been accused of bias by the opposition party in the state, All Progressives Congress, who disclosed this in an interview on Tuesday 28th January, said at least two professors will be charged.

We also reported that APC withdrew from rerun in Akwa Ibom, citing bias by INEC

“Not less than two professors of the University of Uyo will be prosecuted for election malpractices. The file is ready”

Speaking on Sunrise Daily, aired on Channels Television, Igini alleged that election results were usually written and votes allocated to political parties in Akwa Ibom state before he arrived as REC in the state.

Igini said “in Akwa Ibom they don’t hold election”

He claimed that votes were allocated in the 2015 elections in the state.

“Yes, allocated! Because in Akwa Ibom they don’t do election, they write results.”

“In that same 2015 in Akwa Ibom, they ‘allocated’ five percent (of votes) to the current President.”

Igini added, “I have the records, you go there; because when I arrived in Akwa Ibom State, leaders – traditional rulers, religious leaders; all groups came to me but that is not new to me, I was the neighbouring Cross River state.”

Igini noted that the political actors and the leaders in the state ignored his warning that the era of election malpractices were over.

He said, “Noah told the children of God that there will be a great flood, but they didn’t take that seriously.

“I told them that under my watch in Akwa Ibom State, it is the will of the people that will govern.”