2019 elections: Reconsider independent candidacy, Nigerians tell INEC
A cross section of Nigerians in Switzerland on Tuesday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to join the comity of democratic nations by mainstreaming independent candidacy in the electoral process in 2019.
They made the call against the backdrop of the nation’s Democracy Day celebration.
INEC had opposed the amendment of the constitution that sought to provide for the participation of independent candidates in election process.
INEC’s decision stemmed from the possibility of independent candidacy undermining the existence of political parties in the country.
Speaking to the Europe Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria, Mr. Domino Frank, a member of the Swiss-based Migration and Development Platform said that independent candidacy in election would further deepen the nation’s democracy.