A former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be transparent.
According to Punch, the former Head of State said Nigerians will have more confidence in the electoral body if it is transparent in all its activities.
Abubakar said this while speaking at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos-Plateau state.
The former Army General also called on Nigerians to stop complaining about the situation of the country, urging them to vote out any leader they think is incompetent.
“Every citizen has a duty. You must not sell your vote. You must register to vote.
“Stop criticising the failures of government, go and vote them out if you think those voted are not doing their job.
“We must all try to work on our nationhood through constitutional and policy framework. It is only in this way that we can ignite responsible leadership for the country.
“It is through this approach that we can truly build national institutions that will enthrone justice and equity,” he added.
Abubakar, who describe the registration of 91 political parties by INEC as an unwholesome development, said the agency is not helping Nigeria’s democracy.
He argued that most of the newly elected political parties are still lack ideologies and are still regional in character, according to Punch.
Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar supervised the general elections that saw the emergence of Olusegun Obasanjo as Nigeria’s President in 1999.
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