ELECTION IN NIGERIA MUST BE REVIEWED TO ENSURE TRANSPARENT AND CREDIBILITY – FORMER NLC VICE PRESIDENT, FIDELIS EDEH
Political analysts have described election litigations as healthy to the nation’s democracy but advocated a workable time frame to determine cases to avoid unnecessary distractions.
They stated this while contributing to Media Link, a Radio Nigeria Enugu Live Interactive Programme.
One of them, Chief Okey Muo-Aroh, said elections could descend to anarchy without electoral tribunal but frowned at people who approach the court for frivolities.
Chief Muo-Aroh, who is a lawyer, commended the level of compliance on election matters in the country and advised politicians not to see election as a do or die affair.
Also contributing, a former National Vice President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Fidelis Edeh, said the process of election in the country must be reviewed to ensure transparent and credibility.
Comrade Edeh maintained that the process placed more burden on the candidates, noting that it was more expensive to pursue lost elections than allowing it to be.
Another guest, the Senior Special Adviser to the Enugu State Governor on Inter Party Relations and Conflict Resolution, Dr. Chris Asadu, called for the setting up of an election conflict resolution round table, to accommodate the ideas of those who contested in an election.
Callers in the programme condemned external interference of the judiciary in handling election matters and called on the electoral umpire, the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be more responsible in the discharge of their duties.