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(From Vanguard (Nigeria) - AAGM)
Byline: Bolade Omonijo
SUDDENLY, the 2007 elections are around the corner. The Independent National Electoral Commission which is the body statutorily saddled with the task of conducting the polls is more enmeshed in battle for credibility than actual preparations. One major problem that has emerged is that INEC cannot be trusted by its major customers, the political class. Neither has it succeeded in getting the general public to its side. Almost all, except the beneficiaries of a flawed process have roundly condemned what the electoral umpires are making of the process. The air is already fouled and the discomfiture has pitched the people against INEC. How the body can then deliver an acceptable election is difficult to fathom.
Take the Anambra State for example, it has been said that the disqualification of all major …