Chairman, Ebonyi state Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Nwachukwu Eze has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to de-register more political parties to sanitise Nigeria’s electoral system.
Making the call in Ebonyi, Mr Nwachukwu said: “We had a situation where few individuals or family members put-up papers and register with INEC but do not exist in states or anywhere in the country. “They do not have offices, membership bases, structures and one person in most cases, is the chairman, secretary and other members of the executive. “INEC has presently decided to sanitise the system and this can be likened to the deleting of unwanted files in a computer for it to have enough storage space.”
He added that: “This decision will make logos of political parties appear bold on ballot papers and make voters have enough space to thumb-print. “When we have over 90 political parties on a ballot paper, the illiterate voters would be confused on how to thumb-print,” he said.