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INEC NURTW wants agency to reduce number of political parties in Nigeria

The comment was made by NURTW President, Alhaji Najeem Yasin during a visit to INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, in Abuja.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu. play

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu.

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The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reduce the number of political parties in the country.

The comment was made by NURTW President, Alhaji Najeem Yasin during a visit to INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, in Abuja, Punch reports.

“We are of the opinion that some of these challenges that must be tackled include the streamlining of the existing political parties to a number that is manageable,” Yasin said.

“We also call for the speedy revision of the voter register so that future presidential, governorship, national and states assembly polls would be conducted in the freest and fairest manner, such that the elections would not be marred in pointless dispute.

“In addition, the issue of Card Reader designed by the commission, which was vital to the successful conduct of the last general elections, should be perfected and upgraded to function better so as to ensure the success of 2019 elections and beyond,” he added.

Yasin also emphasized the need to improve Nigeria’s institutional capacity for conducting free and fair elections so “as to restore integrity to the electoral process and the sustainability of democracy in the country.”

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