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Falana laments plutocracy replacing democracy in Nigeria

Written by on July 7, 2023

Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana SAN, has lamented that plutocracy has replaced democracy in Nigeria.

The effect of which according to him has led people to loose confidence in the democratic process.

Falana stated this in a keynote address, titled: ‘General Elections in Nigeria 2023: A Review of the Nation’s Political Culture and Electoral Integrity’, which he delivered at the 2023 Law Week Programme of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Benin branch, held in Benin City, Edo State.

Falana urges the NBA to put pressure on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to address the problems of the late arrival of INEC officials and ballot materials at the polling stations, malfunctioning BVAS machines, and limited or non-transmission of the results from the polling units to Results Viewing Portal, IReV.

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