Prof. Lai Olurode
With the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections having recorded the lowest voters turnout in the history of balloting in Nigeria, stakeholders, leaders of political parties and indeed, candidates in the upcoming governorship polls, are exploring diverse measures to rally the electorate for improved participation next Saturday.
One major issue thrown up at every election cycle in Nigeria is the debate on whether politicians contesting for public offices would fulfill the promises made during electioneering if elected or not.
3 Oct 2021
A former National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and former Chairman of its Board of Electoral Institute (BEI), Prof. Lai Olurode, has said that the depth of national development is contingent on...
27 Sep 2021
A former National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Lai Olurode, has warned that there will be crises upon crises in the country unless Nigeria changes its attitude on some steps that inhibit development.
2 Oct 2020
The Unilag Muslim Community (UMC), and The Muslim Congress (TMC), have urged governments at all levels to be respectful of the rights and aspirations of Nigerians and continue to improve on human welfare particularly in the area of frightening security challenges....
25 Sep 2020
An appeal has gone to the aggrieved kingmakers in Iwo, Osun State, to sheathe their swords and give peace a chance, as it concerns the case of the Oluwo of Iwo...
6 Mar 2020
The Federal Government has been urged to rectify social disorder and injustice, which is perceived to be on display in the country.
14 Jun 2019
Muslims have been enjoined to lead and lend a helping hand to the resolution of Nigeria’s development conundrum.
12 May 2019
The University of Lagos Muslim Community has eulogised the role The Guardian has played over the years towards the development of the country. This was disclosed last Thursday, when the group, led by Prof. Lai Olurode, paid a courtesy visit to the Corporate Office of The Guardian at Rutam House in Isolo, Lagos. The chairman…
9 Mar 2019
Former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) official, Prof. Lai Olurode, has described the violence that marred the February 23 presidential and national assembly elections as most unexpected. He told The Guardian that “Elections are based on the cherished philosophy of equality of votes and the principle of one person one vote. Violence and snatching of…
23 Feb 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deserves our sympathy rather than criticisms. It has enough to bite, more than it can deal with.
25 Feb 2018
Prof. Lai Olurode is a former national commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In this interview with LEO SOBECHI, he examines the implications of the new order of elections and ability of the commission to deliver on its mandate. Can INEC grapple with monitoring campaign expenditure of candidates and parties even when it says…