APC BoT member calls for Electoral Act amendment

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By Francis Onyeukwu

#TrackNigeria: Chief George Moghalu, Board of Trustee member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called for the amendment of the Electoral Act.

Moghalu made the call in an interview shortly after voting at his Uruagu, Nnewi ward one in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra on Saturday.

He said INEC must find a way to address the problem of card reader failure during elections, noting that many cases of failed card readers in Anambra was worrisome.

Moghalu, who doubles as APC National Auditor, said amending the Electoral Act would make the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be more efficient in the conduct of elections.

“I feel INEC should cut down the number of political parties to make the conduct of election more efficient.

“For me, any party that fails to win a seat at the National Assembly for four years should be de-listed because having 91 political parties will be occupying space.’’

According to Moghalu, the long list of political parties makes the nation’s process clumsy, adding that such poor process could adversely affect the fortunes of every party.

“If the process is bad, we will continue to complain of poor electoral process which will be an issue in our overall development.’’

He added that by amending the existing Electoral Act and introducing electronic voting, people could vote from their homes and offices. (NAN)

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