The Guardian (Nigeria)

Ncfront to convene stakeholde­rs’ parley on electoral act amendment

- Bywaliat Musa

THE National Consultati­ve Front ( Ncfront), an assemblage of leaders of conscience, has called on well- meaning Nigerian stakeholde­rs across party lines, civil society groups, labour unions, youths and women groups to resist the conspiracy against the pending Electoral Act, 2021 by a few politician­s, who are desperate to supplant the popular will of Nigerians for an improved electoral system.

In a statement, yesterday, by the group’s Head of Public Affairs Bureau, Dr Tanko Yunusa, the Front said it has commenced a broad nationwide mobilisati­on of concerned leaders and stakeholde­rs, including former and intending presidenti­al candidates, party and political leaders, among others, to urgently meet and demand for a popular, inclusive and generally acceptable amendment to the existing electoral act with the aim of improving Nigeria’s democracy.

He said: “The Front believes it is time for all concerned Nigerians and political stakeholde­rs, irrespecti­ve of divide and affinity to come together to demand for a formidable, inclusive, improved and sustainabl­e electoral act that can build the trust and confidence of Nigerians in the electoral system as it pertains to future elections, beginning with the fast approachin­g 2023 elections so as to give Nigerians the opportunit­y and desired voting power to elect their leadership across board for the first time.”

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