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Nigeria has not conducted free, fair election in years – Governor Ugwuanyi

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The Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi says Nigeria has not conducted a free and fair election in the last couple of years.

He made the remark when the Constitutional and Electoral Reform Committee led by Sen Ken Nnamani paid him a courtesy call in Enugu.

Ugwuanyi also attributed the dwindling fortunes of Nigeria’s democracy on the inability to conduct free and fair elections over the years.

Emphasising the need for the ongoing reform, Ugwuanyi said, “It is a well known fact that our inability to conduct free and fair elections had impacted negatively on our efforts to deepen democracy over the years.

 “Necessary reforms must, therefore, be carried out to resolve all the issues required to be carried out to promote peace and stability in the country.”

In his remark, Nnamani disclosed that the committee was working to repel some of the obsolete electoral laws.

“There is no constitutional requirement for public hearing but it has become conventional that no group has monopoly of knowledge. That is why we have come to seek the ideas of the public,” he said.

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