Some concern groups have dragged President Bola Tinubu to court over the appointment of Resident Electoral Commissioners for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The various groups under the aegis of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT and 34 concerned Nigerians filed the lawsuit against President Tinubu at the Federal High Court in Lagos.
This was confirmed in a statement by SERAP’s deputy director, Kolawole Oluwadare.
On the 25th of October, the President approved the appointment of 10 new RECs for the electoral body for a term of five years each. A week later, the nominees were screened by the Nigerian Senate despite the outcry that some of the appointees were partisan.