Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State, rights activist Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin has called for the prosecution of perpetrators of election violence at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
She warned security agencies against extrajudicial killings during the Edo and Ondo elections.
Okei-Odumakin said the needless deaths recorded during the election in Kogi State were still fresh in the minds of Nigerians, including that of a woman who was killed after the exercise.
“We cannot forget so soon how innocent souls were wasted during the election in Kogi. We still carry deep pains in our hearts about the woman who was hacked to death even after the election in Kogi.
“While we hail the US for placing visa bans on election riggers, we will be glad to see perpetrators of violence during elections in Nigeria tried at the ICC.
“Such a measure will deter our security forces from being used to waste the lives of innocent citizens for electoral manipulation.
“It is important to let those who will carry guns during election know that their lives will be on the line for every life wasted. We have had enough of bestialities,” she said.