Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says as a result of the fallout of the recent party primaries , it has been dragged to court about 200 times.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu stated this when he delivered a keynote address at the 6th Convocation Lecture of Oduduwa University in Ipetumodu on Tuesday in Osun state.
His lecture centered on , “The Independent National Electoral Commission and the Challenges and Prospects of Leadership Recruitment for Good Governance in Nigeria.’’
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said INEC was however prepared for the 2019 elections which he said would be credible.
“As we are approaching the general elections, the commission is more than prepared to conduct election that will be acceptable to all and sundry and the international community.
He said “In all fairness, the commission has drastically leapt up from where it was when democratic rule was resurrected in 1999.”
He recognized growing trend of vote-buying, do or die political mentality, absence of internal democracy in political parties and poor management of intra-party contests as some of its challenges.