The Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee has expressed dissatisfaction over the conflicting litigation and judgments trailing the celebration primaries within the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.
INEC Nationwide Commissioner and Chairman Info and Voter Schooling, Festus Okoye, said this on the voter schooling and publicity division assembly of the fee in Awka, Anambra State.
He stated the plethora of litigation trailing celebration primaries within the state have been complicated to the fee, urging the Nigeria Bar Affiliation and the Nationwide Judicial Fee to intervene.
He stated, “The fee has variously and persistently complained in regards to the frequency and consistency with which courts of coordinate jurisdiction from completely different jurisdictions throughout Nigeria assumed jurisdiction and delivered judgments and issued orders with far reaching implications on the conduct of the Anambra State governorship election.
“A number of the orders have the tendency of eroding the powers of the fee and compromising its independence, powers and timelines for the conduct of the upcoming election.
“In our rules and tips for the conduct of elections in addition to the timetable and schedule of actions, the fee points entry code to the nationwide chairman of political events with which they add the private particulars and record of their candidates electronically.
“This obviated the demonstrations, fights and violence usually witnessed within the premises of the fee by completely different factions of political events and the nationwide and state branches of political events.
“Sadly, a few of the judgments and orders given, particularly on the first elections in Anambra State have bypassed our portal and sought to revive the handbook submission of the record and private particulars of candidates.”
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