Ademola Abbas, a professor of international law and global affairs, has urged the decentralization of the country’s democratic structure.
On Thursday, Abbas made the call while appearing on the “Breakfast Show” on Channels Television.
We must refocus, he declared. In order to decentralize election procedures in Nigeria, we must start over at the drawing board.
The law expert emphasized the need for decentralization by downplaying the country’s “miracle” hopes of the Independent National Electoral Commission to perform superbly well during democratic elections.
“Our democratic system has been extremely centralized, which is the first issue we currently confront in Nigeria when discussing the democratic election in Nigeria. Every four years, we rely entirely on INEC, expecting it to essentially work a miracle for 200 million people in 36 politically significant states.
Abass continued by using the United States as an example to illustrate how other countries handle elections.
“How do they do it in some countries?” he exclaimed. We must research other people’s methods. Consider the US. The majority of states have what are known as secretaries of states who will organize elections because states are actually primarily responsible for holding elections. Sometimes, the majority of the court cases we track during elections would have happened then.