NLC wants INEC to build voters’ confidence
The Nigeria Labour Congress has called for confidence-building measures by the Independent National Electoral Commission, particularly through voter education and sensitisation.
The NLC also called on the National Assembly to consider developing a bill for the establishment of the Electoral Offences Commission to expedite the prosecution of politicians and their agents who indulge in vote fraud, election rigging and violence.
The President, NLC, Ayuba Wabba, in a statement on Monday, said, “Majority of Nigerians have described the 2021 amendments of the Electoral Act as one of the most progressive enactments that Nigeria has had in a long time. This is also the view of the Nigeria Labour Congress.
“The congress must, however, caution that the passage of the 2021 amendment to the Electoral Act is only a journey and not a destination.
“A lot more certainly needs to be done to fully sanitise Nigeria’s challenged electioneering system, especially building on the 2007-2011 electoral reforms, which the NLC actively participated in.”
“We recommend that the National Assembly should expeditiously consider developing a bill for the establishment of Electoral Offences Commission to expedite the prosecution of politicians and their agents who indulge in the vote for cash, election rigging and violence,” he added.