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Atiku tells NASS: Embark on electoral reforms

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on the National Assembly to priotise electoral reforms in the country.
Atiku, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last presidential elections insisted that democracy remains the best form of government inspite of the failings of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
He made this known during a meeting with the National Executive Committee of the Inter-Party Advisory Council Nigeria, IPAC, on Tuesday in Abuja.
“I call on the National Assembly to prioritise constitutional and electoral reforms, in particular electronic voting reforms, to ensure transparent elections and protect our democracy.
“I believe democracy, despite its flaws, is the best form of government, and I am committed to working with others in providing its preservation in Nigeria,” Atiku told the gathering.
He stressed that it was important to protect the country’s democracy as there was no alternative to it.
The former vice president who lost at the polls and courts to President Bola Tinubu of the APC expressed concern over what he termed “APC’s actions, leading Nigeria towards a one-party dictatorship.”
He urged the IPAC, led by Yabagi Sani, to rally opposition parties to form a stronger front against this threat.
He also criticised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting poor elections, including discrepancies in voter numbers especially in the off-cycle elections in Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo states.

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