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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ASKED TO REMOVE INEC POWER TO REVIEW RESULTS

The Chairman of the Body of Benchers Wole Olanipekun (SAN) has asked the National Assembly to remove section 65 of the Electoral Act which empowers chief returning officers to review their decisions after returning winners in elections.

He said the power to do and undo granted a returning officer and by extension, the Independent National Electoral Commission was very dangerous to the electoral system.

Olanipekun spoke when he paid a courtesy visit on the Ekiti State governor Biodun Oyebanji in Ado-Ekiti .

He pointed out that he was not aware of any similar section in previous electoral acts or the electoral act of any country in the world.

The former Nigerian Bar Association president urged the National Assembly to remove the proviso and called on all stakeholders, particularly the political parties to shine their eyes by monitoring INEC and returning officers. DAILY TRUST

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