- Ahead of the forthcoming polls, INEC has begun workshop to sensitise judges and justices in the federation on issue related to the conduct of the elections
- This is coming two days after the new acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) İbrahim Tanko Muhammed inaugurated an election tribunal panel
- The panel is said to be made up of not less than 250 judges to preside on the conduct of the polls across the country
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has began a workshop for justices and judges to intimate and sensitise them on election issues ahead of the conduct of the forthcoming 2019 general polls.
The electoral commission revealed this to the public on its official Twitter page on Monday, January 28.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that the federal government had welcomed the statements from the United States and the United Kingdom demanding credible and peaceful election in Nigeria and threatening punitive measures against election riggers and perpetrators of electoral violence.
In a statement issued in Ilorin on Friday, January 24, the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the federal government is delighted that the statements came after it alerted the nation, “to the machinations of some opposition elements who are working to scuttle the 2019 polls through widespread violence.”
INEC had said that there was no possibility of a postponement of the 2019 general elections. The disclosure was made by the commission's chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu.
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