A former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Olisa Agbakoba, has reacted to the suspension of EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday. Recall, Mr. Godwin Emefiele was suspended on last Friday.
Reacting to the suspension, Agbakoba, in a statement on Thursday and forwarded to TNDOnlineNews, congratulated the President for suspending Emefiele and Bawa; and also urged the President to dismantle the electoral body, INEC.
The statement read, “Full congratulations go to President Tinubu for getting rid of Emefiele and Bawa and fuel subsidy and forex corruption. Endemic corruption has suffered a massive blow.
“Next is for the president to dismantle INEC. Everyone will agree that logistically, the 2023 elections are the worst in our history. I do not refer to the merits of the results of the elections. Many results are disputed and are in Tribunals. Both petitioners and respondents suffered at the hands of an incompetent INEC.
“As we await rulings from the courts massive reforms of the electoral framework ought to begin but this means that the INEC Chairman will have to leave office by resignation or removal, otherwise the reform task will be impeded.
He added that, the suggested reforms have nothing to do with the merits of election results at all. Both winners and losers of the elections were victims of the failure of INEC. Confidence in Nigeria’s democracy will be enhanced by a deep cleansing of INEC.