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Methodist Church wants INEC reform

13 September 2013, 11:01Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos – The Methodist Church of Nigeria, one of the most prominent Christian organisations in the country, has asked the Federal Government to restructure the electoral body to accommodate clerics from the religion.

The organisation said reforming the Nigeria Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will enhance prospects of a free and fair election in 2015.

“You cannot have a good leadership when you have an electoral body that is made up of politicians who have political interests. Therefore, the Men’s Fellowship of Methodist Cathedral of Nigeria is calling on Nigeria Government to involve the church in the electoral body and processes. Our pastors, clergy men and ministers should be involved in the formation of the electoral body,” President of the Men's Fellowship Association of the church, Dr Samuel Ejiofor, said at an event in the Ogun State.

Ejiofor also called on leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to resolve the crisis in the party to avoid anarchy.

"It is obvious that what is currently happening in the PDP has the capacity to ground this country. For the past two weeks, we have not had any meaningful developments in government accept crisis in PDP. This is bad for our country and we pray that we as a country will not be consumed by the PDP crisis," he said.

The ruling PDP is facing a crisis ahead of the next general election after a faction broke away from the party.

– CAJ News


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