Convener of BIG-TENT, a coalition of political parties, social movements and civil society organisations for Peter Obi-Baba-Ahmed Datti, Prof. Pat Utomi has said Nigeria must punish all offenders in the 2023 general elections or risk truncating the nation’s democracy


He made this remark at a news conference in Lagos while assessing the process and outcome of the February 25 and March 18 general elections.


He said unless those who commit electoral fraud, disrupt the process, harassed, killed and maimed voters are jailed in Nigeria, the phrase ‘go to court,’ will continue to be a regular line among election riggers in Nigeria.


He added that unless the judiciary was reformed and regained confidence of Nigerians, the phrase such as ‘go to court,’ would continue to become a mockery on the institution.