ANALYSTS CALL FOR OVERHAUL OF THE ELECTORAL PROCESS
Some political analysts have advocated total overhauling of the electoral system to make the process of electioneering less cumbersome for the people in order to reduce the number of invalid votes in an election.
They stated this while speaking on Political Watch, a Radio Nigeria Enugu Zonal political Programme.
Analyzing the performances of political parties in the March 9th gubernatorial election, the initiator and promoter, Movement of Voice for Democracy, Chief Ifeanyichukwu Okonkwo said the number of political parties that participated in the election contributed to much cancellation witnessed at the polls.
Chief Okonkwo maintained that strengthening INEC would further empower it to sanitize the system and make it function efficiently.
A former Vice President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Fidelis Edeh stated that most of the political parties just wanted their names on the ballot paper without making any effort to win election.
Another guest, Mr. Luke Nkwoegu regretted that most of the political parties had no ideology and advised INEC to review the criteria for registration of political parties.
Some peole who called into the programme maintained that the performance of political parties in the last election was poor and urged the people to identify with political parties with good ideologies.
REPORTED BY OBINNA OGBUKA
EDITED BY CHINASA EZEONYEBUCHI