NBA President, Yakubu Maikyau
The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has said that majority of the electorates were impressed with the outcome of the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections, while only eight percent of voters rated it low.
The association stated this in a statement released by its National Publicity Secretary, Akorede Lawal.
The association stated that this was part of the findings contained in the interim report of the NBA 2023 Elections Situation Room by the NBA Election Observers from the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
NBA President, Yakubu Maikyau on January 12, constituted the NBA Election Working Group, chaired by Mrs. Linda Rose Bala, the 1st Vice President of the NBA, with the mandate to constitute the NBA Observation Team and liaise with the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) for members of the Team to be accredited to observe the 2023 General Elections.
Lawal said generally, findings from the observation process “indicated that only a quarter of the electorate were excellently impressed with the conduct of the ballots (27.1%) while the majority of the voters (64.6%) were somewhat satisfied, only 8.2% rated the election poor or very poor.”
The NBA says the report is in sync with comments made by NBA President Yakubu Maikyau on Channels TV last Saturday that despite challenges, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) performed well in the delivery of the elections.