“It takes two to tango, the electoral officers must also embark on proper enlightenment, political parties must also intensify their enlightenment and campaign.
He also stressed the need for government to improve much more on the provision of infrastructure and empowerment so that dividends of democracy will ginger and encourage people to vote.
“In U.S., you have up to three months for campaign before elections; in Nigeria, it is a few weeks you have left to campaign.’’
He called for the review of the relevant laws, saying that the number of months for campaign should be increased for future elections.
Jimoh, however, commended INEC for improving on its performance in the March 28 elections, noting the conduct of the governorship and state Houses of Assembly election was much better.
“I tell you that there are some improvements which I observed in the conduct of this election, compared with the fortnight’s exercise.
“For instance, the INEC personnel have improved much more on the use and workings of smart card readers,’’ he said.
On the use of the Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) and card readers, Jimoh said it was a welcome development for this country.
He urged the electoral commission to retain the use of the card readers in future elections and improve on them.
“The system ensures that voters must be seen and identified physically which made manipulation of figures difficult.’’
The rep- elect, who attributed his success to God’s work and the love by the people, urged Nigerians to live up to their responsibilities in the governance of the country. (NAN)
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