Observers say Nigerians losing faith in eletoral process.

Nigerians losing faith in electoral process

Observers say Nigerians losing faith in the electoral process.

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) to Nigeria has sought reforms after this year’s polls.

  The Chief Observer, Maria Arena, made the appeal during the second presentation of their preliminary report yesterday in Abuja, adding that they back the electoral reforms being championed by civil society organizations in the country.

  She stressed the need to retool the electoral body and other key stakeholders before the next general elections in 2023.

  According to her, one of their recommendations would be to encourage the nation to revisit election guidelines and regulations.

  Besides, the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (LSD) has said the low turnout of voters during the governorship and house of assembly elections was an indication that the citizens were losing faith in the electoral process.

  The group made the submission yesterday in its interim report on the exercise signed by acting Executive Director, Monday Osasah, and Programme Manager, Tive Denedo, in Abuja.

  According to them, INEC must improve the credibility and outcome of elections to restore the confidence of Nigerians in the system.

  They urged the electoral umpire to come up with a bill through the presidency to address the menace of vote buying and equally review its criteria for registration of political parties to ensure less number in subsequent elections.