INEC seeks NBA’s help in handling electoral cases
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on February 10, 2023
The Independent National Electoral Commission has solicited the support of the Nigeria Bar Association in handling its numerous pre-electoral cases in courts across the country.
INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made the call on Thursday when he hosted a delegation of the Nigerian Bar Association led by its President, Mr Yakubu Maikyau, at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
He said as of February Sixth, INEC had been joined in 1,241 intra-party lawsuits in different courts of law, not on elections conducted by INEC but on primaries conducted by political parties for the nomination of candidates for the 2023 general election.
While responding, president of the Nigeria Bar Association of Nigeria Yakubu Maikyau assured the electoral umpire of full support by the association.