Although the elections are somewhat over; the drama and intriques will continue for several weeks.
While the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) pats itself on the back for a job well done, and is busy rationalizing the lapses of the electoral process, almost all the group of observers that monitored the elections scored the commission and Nigerian governmentÂ “F”.
In fact, some observers from the United States’ International Republican Institute described the general election as a “classic example of how the Nigerian government has failed its people.”
â€The system failed the Nigerian people. The process failed the test of credibility. What we are talking about is that the system as designed did not work. This has nothing to do with the Nigerian people. It is a case of the government failing the people.” – Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper, member of the IRI and former United States Ambassador-at-large for War Crimes.