The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has reacted to the performance of the Independent National Electoral Commission in last saturday’s presidential election.
President of the NBA, Yakubu Maikyau in a statement said despite challenges recorded during the poll, INEC performed well in the delivery of the elections.
However, Yakubu noted that deliberate efforts must be taken to ensure that lapses witnessed in the presidential poll do not occur again in the March 11elections.
Part of his statement reads,
“I will say that the elections went well. Those who came out were happy to express their franchise.
“There were challenges, definitely. There were some infractions, some of them actually constituted electoral offences but on the whole, I will score INEC as having performed maybe about 78, 80 percent in the delivery of these elections.
“That will be an A for every exam. Notwithstanding, all the things that happened which we are not ignoring.
“That is why we are admonishing and advising INEC and recommending to INEC that in those areas where we saw lapses in the election held on the 25th February 2023, deliberate efforts must be taken to make sure that those lapses did not occur again in the elections that are coming up on the 11th March because when these lapses happened, it impacted on the confidence of the public in the process.”