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EU partners INEC, Police to train legal officers on electoral offences’ prosecution

EU is partnering with Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Police to train legal officers on prosecution of electoral offences.

The European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES), made this known during the training of INEC legal officers on “Global Best Practices” organised by the EU in Benin on Tuesday.

The project coordinator of the ECES, Nigeria, Mr Rudolf Elbling, represented at the occasion by Maria-Teresa Mauro, Senior Election Expert (Legal) of the centre, said a similar training on legal framework​ on elections would also be organised for political parties.

He said that under the arrangement, there would be a roundtable with judges of Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and Federal High Courts and those of Election Petitions Tribunal.

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