Kimpact Development Initiative, KDI has demanded for the immediate arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of violence during the just concluded general elections.
KDI through its Executive Director, Bukola Idowu made the call during a post elections press conference on the NEVR project in the South West.
Idowu who disclosed that 14 people were confirmed dead during the general elections across the six South Western states stressed that security agencies should ensure that the perpetrators do not go Scot free.
Idowu butressed that, “security agencies have told us that suspects have been arrested and are in custody over Hon Olatoye’s (popularly known as Sugar) death. How many suspects have been arrested and are in custody because of an ordinary Nigerian that was killed?
“Security agencies should not be partisan, those who killed ordinary Nigerians who have no political affiliations should also be brought to book”, Idowu quipped.
Giving an overview of the elections, the KDI ED who had earlier said voter apathy marred the elections on March 9th opined that Nigeria should embrace E-voting.
“We are looking for a day where people can move around freely during elections without being on essential duty during elections. We are looking for a day when a pregnant woman can have access to medical facilities even when election is ongoing.
“It is time to begin to talk about E-voting, it can’t be perfect at once but we need to start from somewhere”, Idowu explained.
KDI explained that the reports presented was possible because the elections were monitored across the 6 South West states by 106 monitors. Present at the press conference were lead monitors from the 6 states and various Senatorial District coordinators.