INEC Says Pre-Election Litigation Affecting 2023 Polls Preparation
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern over the rising litigation by politicians on 2023 pre-election matters.
It said the litigation are delaying its preparation for the 2023 polls.
According to the electoral body, pre-election litigation involving is on the rise, eating into the critical time it requires to prepare for the 2023 polls and to procure sensitive material for the polls.
INEC chairman, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu, expressing his concern in Abuja at the inauguration of the electoral logistics committee, stresses the need to end the time being lost to endless litigation on electoral process.
Yakubu said that INEC had been joined in 600 pre-election cases filed by political parties and aspirants over nomination of candidates by political parties during primary elections for the 2023 polls.
One of the political parties, according to him, served INEC with 70 court process in a day, to compel it to substitute candidates in violation of the guideline of the electoral act 2022.
INEC said some of the court cases will go up to the supreme court.