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The Role of the Nigerian Police Force in Election Security Management within context of the Electoral Act, 2022.
Elections as a tenet of democracy is
the right and power of a people to
decide who wields the helms of
authority in running the affairs of a
nation at various levels of
government by electing candidates
into political offices across the
country. It is the way by which the
choice of the majority in a State is
determined and decided. This right to
decide the forerunners of
governance is vested on the
electorate, and in order to ensure
that this right is truly guaranteed and
properly exercised, certain
parameters must be put in place to
ensure that an election is conducted
in a free, fair and credible manner,
one of which includes but is not
limited to a secured environment to
enable voters exercise their civic
rights without fear, intimidation
and/or undue influence.
To achieve the aforesaid goal, security agencies must act at an optimal level before, during and after elections to ensure that the mandate of the electorates is not jeopardized in any way form or manner. It is on this basis that the Electoral Act has charged security agencies to ensure that lives and properties are safeguarded before, during and after elections according to international best practices. Click to read the full article
We are pleased to have represented Honourable Bulus Babawi Ishaku (Our Client); the Nominated Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Keffi, Karu and Kokana Federal Constituency of Nasarawa State in the Forthcoming General Election in 2023, in a contentious Pre-Election litigation before the Federal High Court, Lafia Division in Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
This is banker-customer dispute, wherein the Respondent as plaintiff at the trial court took out a Writ of Summons before the Niger State High Court, Coram; Honourable Justice Mariyam Ismaila J. complaining of the negligent conduct of the bank in the handling of his account in an online transaction, which amounted to a breach of it’s duty of care and fiduciary duty.