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End insurgency, sign amended electoral act, ADP urges Buhari

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The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the signing of the amended Electoral Act as a matter of urgency, saying it would give more credibility to future polls in the country.

The party stated this in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Prince Adelaja Adeoye, to mark this year’s Democracy Day.

It noted that for democracy, which many patriots sacrificed hugely for to take root in the country, the electoral process must be strengthened to enhance the democratic space.

It said: “June 12 was a struggle for the emancipation of our country from brutal dictators and those with power who never wanted oppositions. Those who made our return to democracy possible must always be celebrated through the enhancement of our democratic space.”

The party said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should be able to conduct free and fair elections that would be technologically driven, stressing that the world system was gradually changing.

The party also urged President Buhari to tap into his experience as a former military General to end the needless killings by insurgents and bandits across Nigeria.

“Nigerians voted for the President as a former military major General on the strength that within few months of his ascension to power, he would be able to crush every security threat in the country. But it is not too late to make it up to Nigerians in this regard,” ADP said.


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