Nigeria: state elections marred by irregularities and violence

Hac Lege on state elections in Nigeria: “As expected, the polls at the recently concluded state elections in Nigeria is eliciting condemnation for various quarters, even before an announcement of results. The Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] has even gone ahead to cancel some of the results from some states in the federation.”


  • Noredia Eric

    I would say i appreciate your efforts in writing up this article but i would rather say you should be kind enough to award a little bit of respect and applauds to the just concluded election held in my country Nigeria, though the country experienced some difficulties in the process of election, but the level of irregularities and violence as you reported is not that much as you widely painted it.
    However, there is no country that would hold an election and would expect 100% success and protest free in the world, so i would advice that when giving a recess of a report, please be blunt enough to at least pin point the better and positive aspect of it.

  • Eric, I don’t know if you still feel there is “something positive” about the elections in Nigeria. If you do, then you have a very low standard for Nigeria. I am a Nigerian as well and I don’t think it is appropriate to be sugar-coating the bitter taste in the mouths of the millions whose votes were “thrashed” last week.

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