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Nigeria lawyers want Chair of Electoral body sacked

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), the umbrella bodies of members of the Bench in Nigeria, has passed vote of no confidence on the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Maurice Iwu and called for its sack.

Rising from a National Executive meeting, the NBA in a communiqué signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Muritala Abdul Rasheed said: “In the light of the 3 recent court -ordered rerun elections in different states of the federation, the National Executive Committee of the Nigeria Bar Association for the umpteenth time, calls on the President, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar ‘adua as a matter of national importance to remove Professor Maurice Iwu as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission. In this regard, NBA passes a vote of confidence on the capacity of Maurice Iwu led INEC to conduct a free and fair election in Ekiti State”

Media reports recently quoted Professor Maurice Iwu as saying that only the National Assembly is constitutionally empowered to remove him from office