Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria calls for the scrapping of state electoral commissions

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The Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) on Wednesday called for the scrapping of state electoral commissions in the country accusing them of being undemocratic and controlled by state governors.

President of the council, Peter Ameh during a press briefing blamed poor economic development at the grassroots level on the poor funding of local governments.

Ameh added that if local authorities had autonomy it will be easy to hold them accountable.

The council also asked for a national electoral reform conference to review Nigeria’s electoral process adding that they will support the National Assembly on any moves aimed at granting financial autonomy to local governments in the country.