Ex-PDP National Secretary calls for state electoral commissions, wants INEC to start conducting LG polls

Posted by News Express | 31 July 2017 | 1,850 times

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•Ex-PDP National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo


The former National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Professor Wale Oladipo says the only way to avoid irregularities in any local government election is for the Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) to conduct the election itself.

Oladipo, who spoke with journalists shortly after a thanksgiving service at the CAC Church, Moore in Ile-Ife, Osun State, advocated that the state Electoral Commission should be scrapped.

According to him, the control Governors have over state Independent Electoral Commissions made it easy for them to monopolise the results of local government polls at any time.

Oladipo also suggested that the six geo-political zones in the country should be made federating units to allow for viability of each zone.

Calling for a change in the structure of Nigeria’s federating unit, Oladipo condemned a situation where state governments had to depend on allocation from the Federal Government to run the state.

The former PDP officer also called for a stop to the idea of zoning when electing leaders into positions of authority, describing it as the bane to the nation’s democracy. (Channels TV)

Source: News Express

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