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Falana, Ibrahim task INEC on guber, legislative polls



Femi Falana

Two human rights campaigners, Femi Falana (SAN) and Dr Jirin Ibrahim have charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to audit strategies and processes it deployed for the Presidential and National Assembly elections with a view to correcting the lapses noted during the elections and re-invigorating strategies planned for this weekend’s Governorship and Houses of Assembly polls.

“In view of this weekend’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections, we call on the INEC to take stock and correct the lapses identified during the last elections.”

Speaking in Lagos under the auspices of Nigerians United for Democracy (NUD), a pro-democracy group, the duo commended INEC and Nigerians for what they described as “the exceptional understanding, patience and resilience displayed in ensuring that the Presidential and National Assembly elections were successfully concluded; in spite of the enormous challenges faced.”

They declared that the victory belonged to the Nigerian peoples, “In particular, we congratulate the INEC under the able and patriotic leadership of Professor Attahiru Jega for carefully navigating the turbulence and sensitive electoral process.  It would be recalled that it was the failure of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to withstand and resist similar pressure mounted by the defunct military junta in 1993 that plunged the country into monumental, political and socio-economic turmoil.”

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