The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it is currently dealing with more than 1,000 lawsuits before the 2023 general election.
Mrs. Oluwatoyin Babalola, the Director of Legal Drafting and Clearance at INEC, shared this information during a two-day workshop for journalists in Akwanga, Nasarawa State. The workshop focused on the effects of litigation on INEC’s preparations for the upcoming governorship elections in Kogi, Imo, and Bayelsa.
Litigation refers to the process of taking legal action against someone or something. In this case, it means that many people are taking INEC to court over various issues related to the upcoming election.
There could be several reasons why people are filing lawsuits against INEC. Some may believe that the commission is not properly preparing for the election or that it is not following the rules and regulations. Others may have concerns about the fairness and transparency of the electoral process.
Dealing with so many lawsuits can be a big challenge for INEC. It takes time, effort, and resources to address each case and ensure that the election process is not disrupted. These lawsuits can also create delays and distractions, making it harder for INEC to focus on its preparations.
The large number of pre-election litigations faced by INEC highlights the importance of a fair and transparent electoral process. It is crucial for all parties involved to work together to resolve these issues and ensure that the 2023 general election is conducted smoothly and in accordance with the law.