Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and lead partner, Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL)
has called for the unbundling of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
organised by OAL in Lagos, on the discourse of the 2015 general elections and
the state of the nation.
to give its optimal effective service considering that it had been saddled with
too many critical responsibilities.
which he was a member, recommended for the unbundling of the INEC when it saw
the challenges of INEC handling too many things.
biggest printer in Nigeria, they register political parties, they prosecute
election and declaring the winner.
regulatory role, which is why at the Uwais Panel Committee, we recommended that
INEC ought to be unbundled and I still think that should happen,” Agbakoba
powerful enough to be in control, adding that INEC must be present in every
primary election and make its observations.
be the referee between Nigeria and Ghana, I have to procure the field, mark the
field, put up the goal post and the lines, I won’t be efficient.
INEC’s new job. It should come with a whistle. Everything around INEC that is
not central to that function should be removed.
agency, it is their function to determine what political party qualify to be on
the book. INEC has no capacity for that,” Agbakoba stated.