The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday said elections in Nigeria will never be credible until the country’s electoral laws are improved.
The party’s national advertising secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said so at a press conference in Abuja on Friday.
Ologbondiyan also said that the party decided to form a broad-based committee to work with the National Assembly and other stakeholders on the amendment of the electoral law to make the elections in Nigeria free, fair and credible.
“For us in the PDP, we believe that until there are improvements in our electoral laws, our elections will not be credible and this will endanger our democracy.
“So the PDP has decided to form a committee that will work in tandem with the NASS members elected on our party’s platform and other interested parties to form a broad-based committee that will work with our lawmakers.
“We will also engage civil societies on electoral reforms.
“As a party, we have seen that the issue of electoral fraud, abuse and hijacking of the electoral process can only be redeemed if every Nigerian agrees in unison that we must change the rules.
“This is why the PDP has agreed to work with CSOs, faith-based organizations and community leaders to entrench a law in the system in which people can truly elect their representatives,” he said.