(From Vanguard (Nigeria) - AAGM)
Byline: Kunle Odufuwa
Nigeria is indeed an interesting country with its own peculiar style of doing things especially in the handling of its electoral process.
In its 45 years of Independence, Nigeria's electoral system had passed through different nomenclature and chairmen. No wonder, if a census of Chairmen within the electoral system in African nations and the world is to be taken, Nigeria would no doubt come out tops as having produced the largest turnover of National Electoral Executives and operating under different names as they suit the administration that put them in place.
Interestingly, successive electoral bodies had always come up with their own rules and modus operandi as dictated by the whims and caprices of their overlords.
The most evident consequence of all these is that there had not been any form of continuity in our electoral process.
While a number of other countries could beat their chest as to having a consistent electoral body and process, same cannot be said of Nigeria.
We have had as much Electoral bodies as the governments that had ruled the nation.
From the late E.E Esua, head of the electoral body of the First Republic to …