Abuja – The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has cautioned its members in all the states of the federation against interfering in the electoral process during Saturday’s governorship and house of assembly elections.
The warning was contained in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by Mr Dafe Akpedeye, the Chairman, NBA Election Working Group.
“As one of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) accredited domestic observer groups for the 2015 governorship elections, the NBA hereby invites all lawyers to participate in the forthcoming elections.
‘’Note that you are not to interfere in the electoral process as you are not an accredited INEC observer, but you are only assisting the NBA to effectively cover the exercise in all localities.’’[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
Akpedeye said the collective duty of the association as observers in the elections was to monitor the way and manner votes were cast in the various polling units.
He also appealed to Nigerians to conduct themselves in the peaceful manner in which they did during the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
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