Bishop urges INEC to de- register unpopular parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)has been counseled to begin the process of de-registering political parties that polled less than 20 votes in the last national elections.
Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Rt. Rev Geoffrey Okorafor, in his homily at Jehovah Jireh Chapel, Egbu in Owerri North LGA, Imo State, where he paid a pastoral visit, requested the commission to de-register all the political parties that participated in the re-run elections of 23 March , 2019 governorship and House of Assembly elections for out rightly failing to make 25 per cent of the votes cast in at least one local government area of the state.
He said that they lacked substantial presence in most parts of the country as noticed not only in the Governorship and House of Assembly election but also in the Supplementary elections of 23/03/019. The Bishop noted that currently INEC has 91 registered political parties in the country, describing it as unmanageable and urged the Commission to exercise its constitutional power in the overall interest of the country. While bemoaning the imperfections and travails observed in the 2019 general elections, he maintained that the just concluded elections were the worst ever conducted in the history of elections in the country.