The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has advised the reappointed director of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to go to Ghana and the United States and take an investigation from their appointive bodies on the best way to lead free, reasonable, straightforward, and believable general political decision.
The PDP in an articulation gave by its representative, Kola Ologbondiyan, Wednesday, repeated its recommendation to Prof. Yakubu not to response to pardons but rather to utilize them over two years in front of the 2023 general political race to “rejig our appointive bonus and work out enactments and operational standards that will ensure a free, trustworthy and comprehensive discretionary cycle.”
The statement read in part: “The party charges Prof. Yakubu to learn from the Ghana electoral commission, which is making more room for a more all-inclusive electoral process by the kick-starting special voting system to enable personnel of critical service providers cast their ballots days ahead of the December 7, election date.”
The PDP also advised the INEC chairman to study how the United States credibly conducted a keenly contested 2020 Presidential election without recourse to government influence and use of a security to suppress the wishes of citizens as expressed at the polling units.
The PDP urges the INEC chairman to engage political stakeholders for legislations, rules, and field procedures, so as to curb violence, ensure the security of electoral materials, and guarantee the safety of voters.
“The INEC chairman should initiate processes and procedures that will guarantee prompt arrival of ballot materials, rapid accreditation, and voting; the instant transmission of results from polling units as well as seamless collation of figures. “Our party demands Prof.
Yakubu to improve on legislation that restricts the involvement of security agencies in voting and collation processes, check underage and alien voters, vote-buying, alteration of results, and manipulation of the voter register. “The PDP urges Prof.
Yakubu to pursue an amendment to the electoral act to make it mandatory for INEC to publish voter register online, thus terminating the doctoring of the register and accreditation process.
“It is, subsequently, informational to repeat that with the new arrangement, Prof Yakubu has been given a sufficient time and occasion to reclaim the picture of the commission and give our country a sound political race that will be without the disappointments, dissatisfactions, unnatural birth cycles, and suits that described his initial five years residency.
“Our gathering desires the re-selected INEC executive to take note of that the 2023 general political decision will enormously affect on the destiny of more than 200 million Nigerians. All things considered, he should guarantee that the country doesn’t go down in his grasp,” it added.