"Nigeria May Not Witness Free, Fair Election Under Tinubu" – Afenifere Reveals Reasons

Date: 29-11-2023 8:37 pm (3 months ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
- at 29-11-2023 08:37 PM (3 months ago)
Online (f)

A leading socio-political group in the South West, Afenifere, has expressed doubts about the capacity of the present administration to conduct free and fair elections.

Buttressing its points, Afenifere pointed out that the “President still has the power to appoint his party members as managers of elections.”

The pan-Yoruba organisation made this observation in a communiqué issued at the end of a meeting on Tuesday.

It said the 1999 Constitution (as amended) gives the President too much power in appointing officials of the electoral body.

This was the position of the Afenifere faction led by Ayo Adebanjo, which demanded that President Bola Tinubu set the country on the path of true federalism.

“Afenifere noted the recurrent rituals of hues and cries for electoral reforms after every national election and stated that Nigerians will continue to be afflicted with electoral brigandage under a constitution which overconcentrates powers at the centre and wherein the President of the Federation openly appoints his party members and lackeys as officials of a supposedly independent electoral commission and managers of elections,” the communiqué reads.

“It cannot be overemphasised that such a scenario will continue to set our people against one another in the evident unrestrained cutthroat competition for power.”

The group also asked the federal government to “summon the courage to match and reconcile the resolutions of the 2014 national conference and the reports of the APC (El-Rufai) Committee on Federalism for the holistic restructuring of the federation, which shall be enacted into a new constitution.”

Afenifere said it is time for “Tinubu to step forward with the requisite political determination to live for history and mobilise Nigerians to truly enact for ourselves an autochonous federal constitution.”

In October 2023, the President asked the upper legislative chamber to confirm 10 nominees as resident electoral commissioners (RECs).

Umoren, an ally of Senate President Godswill Akpabio, was among the 10 nominees the President recommended for confirmation.

In November, the upper legislative chamber confirmed the nominees, despite petitions against some of them.

Posted: at 29-11-2023 08:37 PM (3 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 29-11-2023 09:56 PM (3 months ago)
yeye talk!!  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 29-11-2023 09:56 PM (3 months ago) | Grande Master
- Benti247 at 29-11-2023 11:00 PM (3 months ago)
Worst things will  happen in Nigeria under this man. Just  watch out.
Posted: at 29-11-2023 11:00 PM (3 months ago) | Gistmaniac
- Panaki at 30-11-2023 03:52 AM (3 months ago)
One thing I know for a fact is Peter Obi and Atiku would have been worse. Both of them do not have the antidote to the current economic situation of the country.
There is no need for any doom sayer to conduct here and be negative about this current administration simply because a particular candidate of their choice didn't win the Presidential election  
If Real Madrid beat Barcelona in the Champion League final.
This doesn't mean the referee (INEC) or the entire Real Madrid team should be exterminated.
Bad losers. Grow up. Your candidate has lost fair and square.  Heaven is not going to fall.
Afenifere my foot.
Posted: at 30-11-2023 03:52 AM (3 months ago) | Upcoming
- kp45 at 30-11-2023 02:45 PM (3 months ago)
Are you just noticing
Posted: at 30-11-2023 02:45 PM (3 months ago) | Addicted Hero


  1. When The Time Comes, It Has Come’ – Video Of Mr Ibu’s Last Moment Surfaces

  2. Reno Omokri Reveals Reason Many Nigerian Women Will Remain Unmarried

  3. "Hike In Cement Price Has Rendered Us Jobless" - Artisans, labourers Cry Out

  4. ‘It Was An Unfortunate Statement' - Ex Aviation Minister Faults Tinubu Over Comment On Bribe

  5. Geometric Power Project: Ikpeazu, Otti Govt At Loggerhead Over Alleged $5m Investment

  6. 15 Suspects Arrested Over Looting Of Abuja Warehouse

  7. HARDSHIP: 'Don’t Repeat It' – Shehu Sani Warns FCT Residents Against Looting Govt Warehouses

  8. ‘I Feel Incredibly Privileged’ – Burna Boy Speaks About American City Honour

  9. “Don’t Fear Death, Prepare For It” – Yul Edochie Advises Fans Following Mr Ibu’s Death

  10. Zamfara Senator, Abdulaziz Yari Set To Distribute 358 Trucks Of Foodstuffs

  11. Nollywood Filmmakers, Fans Pay Tribute To Deceased Actor Mr Ibu

  12. Comedian, MC Pashun Reveals Current Economic Hardship Makes Him Misses Ex Pres. Buhari

  13. Hardship: Tinubu Can't Solve Nigeria's Challenges In 9 Months, Says Umahi

  14. "Why My Wedding Won’t Be Elaborate" – Actor, Broda Shaggi Reveals

  15. 'Sanwo-Olu's Promise Of Free Antenatal, Delivery Services A Mirage' - Lagos Residents Lament

  16. Ghanaian Pastor Flaunts Cash He Received As Offering After Church Service While Vibing To Song

  17. Police Arrests Driver With Pistol And Ammunition In Edo

  18. VID: Ogun Pastor Arrested For Abducting Member’s Daughter, Raping & Getting Her Pregnant

  19. Obasanjo, Peter Obi Meet Chief Imam Of Egbaland To Celebrate His 90th Birthday

  20. Nigerians Should Express Their Feelings Over Hardship In A Responsible, Mature Manner -Shettima

  1. Veteran Nollywood Actor, John Okafor Popularly Known As Mr. Ibu Is Dead

  2. "I Found Out He Was 51 On Our Wedding Day After Telling Me He Was 38" – Mr Ibu’s Daughter

  3. The Real Cause Of Nollywood Legend, Mr. Ibu's Death Revealed

  4. Ogun Serial Ritualist, Adebayo Azeez Reveals How He Gets His Victims From A Dating App (Video)

  5. Kizz Daniel Shows Off His Beautiful Wife As He Teases With New Music “Showa” (Video)

  6. "Late Herbert Wigwe Built State-Of-Art Private Tomb Before Death Struck" – Source Reveals

  7. Video of Late Sisi Quadri Complaining Bitterly About His Health in a Hospital Surfaces Online

  8. VIDEO: Police Parade Fleeing Female Anambra Lawyer Who Brutalized Maid With Hot Knife

  9. “How My Brother Collapsed On A Movie Set” - Sisi Quadri’s Brother Narrates How He Died (Video)

  10. “I Want To Die” James Brown’s Sister Gracious Brown Laments Bitterly