Nigerians have lost confidence in the ability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct credible elections in Nigeria due to obvious flaws and compromises in the exercise in recent years, the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) said on Wednesday.
The Chairman of IPAC in Abia State, Ceekay Igara, who disclosed this while unveiling members of the newly elected executive committee of the Council in Umuahia, lamented that INEC had fallen short of the expectations of Nigerians due to its poor handling of recent elections in the country.
Igara blamed the low turnout of voters in the state during the last elections to fast dwindling public confidence in INEC.
He said: “People no longer trust the system. In the last elections, there were areas where result sheets didn’t get to, and there were areas they used photocopies of result sheets.
“The INEC we have today is not the INEC which IPAC can work with.”
He urged the Commission to purge itself to regain public confidence in subsequent elections in the country.
He, however, said the new leadership of IPAC in Abia would explore ways to sensitise and mobilize voters in the state to actively participate in the political process.
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