Minority leader of the house of representatives, Ndudi Elumelu has expressed that any political party found guilty of manipulation should be suspended from participating in elections.
Elumelu stated this during a lecture at the fifth biennial convention of the ‘Class of 84’ of the St. Pius Grammar School in Umunede, Delta state.
Elumelu reportedly spoke on the theme: ‘The Role of Enhanced Electoral Awareness in Improving the Quality of Leadership in Nigeria’.
Elumelu stated that there is a need to adopt measures to improve the country’s electoral process.
“A candidate, as well as a political party, whose election is annulled over established charges of manipulation should be sanctioned,” he was quoted to have said.
“Such candidates or parties should be barred from further participating in election for a stipulated period of time.
“It is important that laws guiding elections should be firm in recommending punishments for INEC officials, politicians and political parties found culpable for electoral offences.”