The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday got a rare commendation from the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) for what the body of lawyers called a well-conducted presidential election.
The association president 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,” Maikyau said on Channels Television.
He added: There were challenges, definitely. There were some infractions, some of which 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.
But he 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.”