The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has revealed that it got no fewer than 450 complaints of human rights abuse and violations during the recently-concluded general elections.
The Executive Secretary of NHRC, Tony Ojukwu (SAN), made the disclosure during a recent interview with Journalists in Abuja.
Ojukwu revealed that 300 complaints of human rights violations were received during the Presidential and National Assembly elections and 150 cases were recorded during the governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
He stated that the Commission monitored the activities of law enforcement and security agencies closely during the elections.
Ojukwu said: “During the presidential elections, we had about 300 cases of complaints or human rights violations and during the governorship and States Houses of Assembly elections, we had about 150 complaints.
“However, I cannot say exactly the categorization. This is because some were about violence, vote buying, voter suppression, intimidation, hate speech and so on. Don’t forget, we had a Situation Room which was able to harness the complaints of Nigerians across the board of the violations that happened during the election.”
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