- The Nigerian Bar Association has scored INEC high on the just concluded presidential election.
- The president of the association, Yakubu Maikyau said the commission scored 80 percent in the way the election was handled.
- He also asked INEC to take note of the lapses in this election ahead of the governorship election.
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has scored the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC high in the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections.
In an interview with Channels TV, the president of the association, Yakubu Maikyau, scored the commission 80 percent for its handling of the election.
“I will say that the elections went well. Those who came out were happy to express their franchise. There were challenges, definitely. There were some infractions, some of them actually constituted electoral offences but on the whole, I will score INEC as having performed maybe about 78, 80 percent in the delivery of these elections.”he said
The NBA president asked the commission to make deliberate efforts to sure that the lapses witnessed during the last round of elections are not repeated this weekend during the governorship and state assembly polls.
“That is why we are admonishing and advising INEC and recommending to INEC that in those areas where we saw lapses in the election held on the 25th February 2023, deliberate efforts must be taken to make sure that those lapses did not occur again in the elections that are coming up on the 11th March because when these lapses happened, it impacted on the confidence of the public in the process.” he said