APC National Chairman Ganduje Identifies Politicians as Key Culprits in Electoral System Challenges
Abdullahi Ganduje, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), candidly expressed his view that politicians stand as the primary obstacle to Nigeria’s electoral system.
This revelation emerged during a meeting with Hawa Habibu, the director of election and party monitoring for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Ganduje underscored the need for political education to foster a more civilized political landscape.
Insecurity and Political Influence: Dual Hurdles for INEC
Ganduje openly acknowledged that while insecurity remains a substantial concern impacting the electoral process, politicians contribute significantly to the challenges faced by the electoral umpire, INEC.
He emphasized the necessity for INEC to conduct exercises that evaluate the viability of political parties, aiding in planning and record-keeping while ensuring compliance with the law.
Educating Politicians for a Civilized Political Environment
Highlighting the role of politicians in influencing electoral integrity, Ganduje stressed the importance of educating individuals involved in politics.
He proposed that institutionalized education could contribute to a better understanding of election rules and regulations, ultimately fostering a more sophisticated and law-abiding political landscape.
Digital Initiatives and Party Office Mandates
In response to the identified challenges, Ganduje outlined strategic directives for the APC, including the implementation of digital initiatives aimed at improving the electoral process.
Additionally, he mandated the presence of officers at all party offices, from wards to local governments, emphasizing the need for accessibility and compliance to ensure a more streamlined and accountable political structure.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn