Two leading political parties in Lagos have called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure level playing ground for all candidates in next month’s general election.
The Alliance for Democracy, AD, and the Social Democratic Party, SDP, made the call at a joint press conference in Lagos.
The parties raised concerns over the intimidation of their supporters and destruction of their campaign materials by political thugs.
Candidate of the AD, for Eti-Osa Federal constituency, Barrister Dotun Hassan expressed the parties reservations over the new guide lines from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, arguing that the guidelines may impinge on the integrity of the elections.
He also passionately pleaded with the political class and the electorate to desist from vote buying and selling, a phenomenon he said can only deepen the suffering of the people when eventually corrupt politicians get into positions of authority.
The house of representatives candidate sued for a free, fair and hitch free election where the votes of all Nigerians count and a true winner emerges, whilst warning INEC to be prepared for a long legal battle if the electoral process is compromised.
Source: Voice of Nigeria