The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has urged the Federal Government to revisit the report by the Justice Mohammed Uwais-led Electoral Reform Committee and implement the recommendations on reinforcing INEC’s independence.
Mr Amechi Asugwuni, NLC Acting President, made the call in a statement entitled ”No Option for Democracy,” and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.
He said that the conduct of the 2019 Nigerian general elections was largely peaceful in many parts of the country, yet, there were a number of logistic and security issues that dogged the conduct of this year’s general election.
According to Asugwuni, going forward, there is need for serious national conversations on critical areas of improvement in the conduct of elections in Nigeria.
”We also call for a sincere revisit of the Justice Uwais Electoral Reform Report especially as it relates to reinforcing INEC’s independence, unbundling of INEC and setup of Elections Offences Commission.
”We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to show commitment to implementing aspects of Uwais Report which relevance is validated by recent developments in our electoral space and demand also that INEC must ensure free, fair, and credible elections in some states where the process was declared inconclusive and polls rescheduled for March 23,” NLC said.