Gyang Bere, Jos
Chairman House Committee on Business and Rules in the House of Representatives, Hon. Edward Pwajok (SAN) has said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must work hard to relieve Nigerians trauma of inconclusive elections.
Hon. Pwajok disclosed this on Saturday during an interview with Journalists in Jos and applauded the judiciary over the ruling on Osun State Governorship elections petition tribunal.
“When we resume in the National Assembly after the governorship election, we discussed this issue of inconclusive elections in most parts of Nigeria. I call it a sad development on the polity of Nigeria. INEC was arguing that its decision to regard some of the elections inconclusive and go for rerun in some states including Plateau is covered by the Electoral Act. That is why we in the National Assembly are saying that we need to look at the law again because our function as legislators is strictly by law. Section 53 sub-section 3 of the Electoral Act says that if there is any reason to cancel election in any polling unit there should be another election.”