Saturday, 15 October 2016

PDP, others seek review of electoral laws

Nigerian opposition parties on Friday called for a change in electoral laws to allow municipal polls to be overseen by the national election commission and not “partisan” state authorities.
“We want the National Assembly to amend the electoral laws so that local government elections will henceforth be organised by INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria),” a coalition of 16 parties said in a statement.
It said state governments were rigging local polls to secure victory for the ruling party in the province.
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