[WORLD-NEWS] More Corrupt Returning Officers Will Be Jailed, Says PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is confident that more electoral offenders will be prosecuted following the conviction and sentencing of a university lecturer, Peter Ogban.

In a statement on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party commended the judiciary for its courage to stand on the side of the people.

Ogban, a professor of soil science at the University of Calabar, was the returning officer in the 2019 Akwa Ibom North-West senatorial district election won by the All Progressive Congress (APC).

He was found guilty of two counts of falsification of election results and announcing fake results by an Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Ikot Ekpene.

The don was ordered to pay a fine of N100,000 on count one and sentenced to three years imprisonment without an option of a fine on the second count.

Hours after the judgement, the PDP described the court’s decision as a huge lesson for compromised individuals working with politicians to subvert the will of the people.

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