The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the National Assembly, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Federal Government to solve the electoral flaws and structural defects in the country’s electoral systems.
The Lagos State PDP Chairman Deji Doherty made this call in Lagos in a town hall meeting urging President Muhammadu Buhari to give his assent to the Electoral Amendment Bill as it will make the elections generally acceptable as well as free and fair.
“There are so many electoral flaws, systemic\weaknesses, structural defects and loopholes in our electoral system, which have caused more damage during and after elections. But, we must engage the Federal Government, National Assembly and INEC to do the right things now.
“Any system or structure that favours a microcosm of people against the well-being and welfare of the masses must not be acceptable and a new pro-people structure, system, laws and policies should be instituted.”
He urged the voters to vote wisely as they will suffer if incompetent leaders were elected into office.
He added: “We are coming to give a better life to Lagosians and Nigeria at large as we are sure Nigerians would not make another terrible mistake in the coming elections. This time, PDP is coming with healing balm and we shall fix the power, health, education, social infrastructure and other critical sectors of the economy. Nigerians shall see better days again.”