National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has enjoined members of the National Assembly to ensure that whatever they do regarding amendment of the Electoral Act reflects the wishes and desires of Nigerians.
In a statement issued by his media office today, Secondus said the legislators should know that the easiest way to engender peace in the land today “is through free, fair and credible elections which can only be guaranteed by the sincere amendment of the Electoral Act.”
“Free and fair election is critical to the future of our democracy and it behoves on you parliamentarians to save this democracy by doing the needful,” the PDP National Chairman said.
“It’s the electoral reform carried out by PDP administration that prepared the enabling ground that saw an opposition come to power in 2015, to deepen our democracy therefore, we must improve on it and put our nation in positive light in the comity of democratic nations.”
Secondus said every true representative of the people in a parliament must ensure that all critical decisions reflected the wishes and desires of their people.
“There is no doubt that every Nigerian desires a free and transparent elections and this can only be gotten if the Electoral Act is adequately amended to meet their aspirations,” he said, adding that “laws are made for the interest of the nation not to satisfy any individual, political party or groups.”
He charged Nigerians and civil society bodies desirous of planting true and lasting democracy in Nigeria to rise and pressure their legislators to do the needful.
The National Chairman urged the lawmakers to appreciate the mood of the nation and endeavor to take actions that will bring down rather than aggravate issues.