Renowned Human Rights Activist, Femi Falana San, has reacted to recent comments of a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission Inec, Haruna Mohammed justifying the acceptance of the nominations of APC candidates who did not take part in party primaries in Yobe and Akwa Ibom States.
Speaking on the issue, Falana explained that the party primaries and nomination processes are governed by the Electoral Act, 2022, particularly Sections 29 and 84.
Speaking on the concern raised by other prominent Nigerians that the issue of insecurity must be tackled for any credible election to be held, the legal icon noted that in view of current security challenges, the 2023 general elections should be postponed, and issue of insecurity decisively dealt with.
Continuing he suggested that the most decisive way of dealing with insecurity is for the president to declare a state of emergency.
Urban Radio Correspondent, Emeka Chibuoke recalled that a National Officer of Independent National Electoral Commission in charge of Voter Education, Festus Okoye had expressed concern that the high rate of insecurity ravaging the country may negatively affect voter mobilization, deployment of personnel and materials to different parts of the country.
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