With the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hold an emergency meeting today Over the Supreme court judgement on Zamfara state election, several Nigerians have described the actions as a waste of time and unnecessary.
This was disclosed in a statement by the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye.
Mr Okoye who revealed this while reacting to the supreme court ruling said the commission will inform the public of its decision on Monday. He said the meeting is for the body to determine the next course of action, adding that the decision of the commission will be communicated to the public on Monday.
Meanwhile, Here are the reactions of Nigerians as follows.
That's impossible, Sir. No institution can overrule a judgment by the apex court in any judicial dispute. The Court declared the PDP winner and that stands. INEC is most likely doing this to harness apprehension before Monday. The never saw it coming.
— Anders? (@Ameenu_Kutama) May 24, 2019
Let’s talk Zamfara!
The Supreme Court in a landmark judgement today affirmed INEC’s position that the APC didn’t conduct any primaries in Zamfara and hence, had no candidates.When I drew attention to the firmness of INEC in deciding to stand for truth, some who just want to talk
— Mazi Chima Amadi Ph.D (@AMADICHIMA) May 24, 2019
PDP fulfils the requirements of Section179 (2) (a) and (b) of the Constitution 1999.
No second election or re-run
But, let's wait on INEC
— Great Oracle (@AbdulMahmud01) May 25, 2019
To consider? Abide and adhere to the rule of law my friend!!!
— Emeka (@emykanno) May 24, 2019
What is really wrong with both independent and dependent institutions in Nigeria?
The first time I am hearing worldwide that a country's apex court judgement is to be considered.
That means there is high possibility that @inecnigeria may either adhere or disobey Supreme Court
— JOEL CHIDERA (@JOELCHIDERA2) May 24, 2019