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Nigerians Blast INEC Over Plans To Register 200 Political Parties In 2023



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Some Nigerians on Thursday reacted to the assertion credited to the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) that Nigeria could go into the 2023 basic elections with over 200 political events on the poll papers and end result sheets.

Based on Sagay, “Properly, I feel INEC is responsible for all this. A physique like INEC needs to be proactive. After they discovered that the entire thing was getting out of hand with 91 events, they need to have accomplished one thing about it.

“I personally, with my stage of training, discovered it very tough to determine my occasion brand out of the 73 political events that contested within the presidential election.

“Now, INEC is speaking of 200. Shouldn’t INEC now, by way of the federal government, suggest an modification to the provisions of the structure for registration of political events? That’s what INEC needs to be speaking of.

“They need to get their attorneys to draft a doc and ship it to the Ministry of Justice in order that the situations for registration will be made extra drastic and, on the finish, we received’t have greater than 10 political events.

“For me, it’s all an indication of INEC’s weak spot which has been a major problem, significantly on this 2019 election as towards the one in 2015 once we had a md of INEC who knew what he was doing.

“The present INEC chairman is a really weak man and doesn’t have any initiative. He isn’t proactive and collapses simply beneath issues and articulates issues with none options whereas ready for any individual else to do it for him.”

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Additionally talking, Chief Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), a former president of the Nigerian Bar Affiliation (NBA), mentioned there was a necessity for moderation in order that the electoral system which Nigeria is making an attempt to sanitise and reform just isn’t bastardised.

He mentioned political events needs to be mandated to get sure minimal votes earlier than they’re recognised to take part in elections.

“I feel that we should steadiness the best of individuals to kind associations, which incorporates political events, with the best of society to be correctly organised.

“What I feel is that we must always impose on political events the necessities of getting a sure minimal votes with a purpose to be recognised for the aim of participating within the electoral course of.

“Many international locations have adopted these procedures. In Germany, it’s essential have a threshold above which you’re allowed to take part within the electoral course of.

“In case you are beneath the edge, you aren’t allowed to have a political goal however you’ll be able to organise yourselves for the aim of propagating political opinions, however to not go for political course of.

“I feel that’s the solution to steadiness the state of affairs; in any other case, it would turn out to be too cumbersome and the electoral system that we try to reform and construct would possibly itself collapse,”

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