The effectiveness of running a smooth and fair election requires adequate preparedness. The aftermath of March 9, 2019, gubernatorial/state house of assembly polls in Nigeria, would remain a topic of
The jubilations and outbursts from the contesting candidates of the affected states
The declaration may be healthy for our young democracy, however, it thus maligns the efforts of the electoral body-INEC. The updates by INEC declaring the guber polls of some states inconclusive created space for so many Nigerians to question the credence of the ruling party in its fight towards corruption.
The disheartening situation of not having a complete and successful elections in Nigeria, illustrates snags in our electoral system. The rationale for declaring an election inconclusive would be what the seemingly electorates would want to be privy to.
Rescheduling an election, is that the solution to a better and working system? This is one question many Nigerians would be seeking answers to.
These states so far would be returning to the polls for a rescheduled election. Rivers state, Bauchi state, Adamawa state, Sokoto state. A new date to be set aside.
These states according to INEC, were marred with irregularities. INEC, obviously, would be applauded for the hitch-free elections in other states whose results has been officially announced.
How to prevent these from further reoccurrences should be what the president, national assembly, and perhaps, INEC should be pondering on. The lackadaisical act showed during the presidential and now the gubber, and state assembly polls should be effectively worked on. By 2023, Nigerians expect to see an improved system.
Signing the electoral bill into law, adequate sensitization on INEC-ad hoc staff, proper voters educaton, can help to seeing an improved election in Nigeria.