Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Adetokunbo Kayode, SAN, has sent a memo to the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Maurice Iwu, requesting for the case files prepared against electoral offenders at the February 6 governorship elections in Anambra State.
Reports say the memo to INEC was received by the Office of the Chairman of the commission last week.
Specifically, the Minister of Justice wanted INEC to furnish it with the list of offenders and their attached offences during the February 6 governorship elections.
According to sources, this, perhaps, “is the first time that electoral offenders would be specifically requested for by the Office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation for prosecution.
The source added: “This is a paradigm shift from what Nigerians were used to in times past and it also shows that the Acting President knows what he wants to do and achieve for Nigerians.”
“INEC, on its part is also ready to furnish the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation with the needed information to prosecute the offenders.
“One of the steps already set in motion by INEC, is the communication to the Office of the Inspector General of Police. INEC will go ahead with the Police Authorities to send the case file to the Office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation.”