Electoral Act : IPAC advocates amendment

The National Chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Mr Mohammed Nalabo has advocated the need for amendment of the 2010 Electoral Act ahead of the 2019 general elections.

This was said on Wednesday while addressing a news conference at the end of the Council’s general assembly meeting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Mr Nalabo also noted that an amendment of the act would reduce the spate of inconclusive elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He said, “IPAC is working assiduously with INEC to strengthen the capacity of political parties through voter education, sensitisation of members and the general public, to completely minimise inconclusive elections and promote level playing ground for all political parties.

“We commend INEC in its recent step to discipline erring staff that were allegedly involved in corrupt electoral malpractices.

“IPAC is calling on the constitutional and electoral committee to work assiduously with the National Assembly to ensure effective and prompt amendments of 2010 Electoral Act before the 2019 general elections.

“IPAC urges political parties to imbibe internal democracy in carrying out their activities; we are worried about the increasing leadership disagreement in some political parties.

“We urge leaders of the affected political parties to embrace dialogue and political solution to resolve their differences,” said the IPAC Chairman.


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