Turning judges to party delegates


THE chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced on November 8 that the commission had been joined as defendants in over 600 pre-election suits. These suits mostly arose from the primary elections of over 20 registered political parties that conducted their primary elections between May and June 2022. In addition to the statement, the chairman said: “Only two weeks ago, one political party served about 70 court processes on the Commission in one day seeking to compel us to accept the nomination or substitution of its candidates long after the deadline provided in the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2023 general election had elapsed. Some…

Source: Nigerian Tribune